Jabil, one of the largest companies in the Tampa Bay area, moved into its global headquarters located in the New Roosevelt building in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Designed by Gensler and furnished by Empire, this campus contains resources to support the 260,000 Jabil employees worldwide providing electronic manufacturing services and solutions. State-of-the-art amenities include a conference center, café, 6 pantry areas, a board room, an executive collaboration/dining area, various phone rooms, collaboration rooms, mother’s rooms, lockers, library areas, lobby furniture, and outdoor furniture.
Empire delivered and installed over 700 Steelcase height-adjustable workstations and 60 Steelcase height-adjustable offices, which are now part of their Corporate Standards, developed by Empire, for office typicals at Jabil locations nationwide. This project took place over the course of the Covid-19 Pandemic, so the number of employees coming into the office drastically decreased. Empire worked with the client to alter the floorplan to reduce the number of assigned workstations to hoteling areas, a common trend occurring in today’s workplace.
Through value engineering and reducing the kit of parts, Empire was able to save the client over $1M in the overall project cost.
Empire Office proudly worked alongside Perkins & Will to bring this new state of-the-art recreation and rental facility in Sunny Isles Beach, FL to life during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Gateway Center is a place for socialization, engagement and leisure amongst Sunny Isles Beach residents in a relaxing and calm oceanfront location. Amenities include a 3,600 SF ballroom with banquet seating, social hallway with various types of seating and game tables, large and small classrooms and a catering kitchen. Empire worked closely with over 25 manufacturers throughout the pandemic to furnish this multifaceted space in what was a true team effort as order entry began in January 2020 and the project installed in August 2020.
The client was so pleased with the outcome that Empire has now created a new standard for product to be used in other City of Sunny Isles buildings and centers.
Retail fashion brand J.Crew’s new headquarters in Brookfield Place spans 6 floors and houses over 1000 employees. Located in NYC’s Financial District, the space overlooks the Hudson River and has 5 photo studios, mock stores, wholesale showrooms, management and accounting offices, conference spaces, employee lounges, and huddle rooms. J.Crew was drawn to this space because of the existing furniture left by the previous tenant. Empire Office, in collaboration with VM Architecture and Design (VMAD) took inventory of the existing product, reconfigured, and were able to re-use items in the new build-out, providing significant cost savings to J.Crew. Amongst these items were Steelcase workstations and private offices that were modified to fit the desired floor plan.
New furniture was specified and purchased from manufacturers such as Keilhauer, Andreu World, Wendelbo, and Davis – all in warm finishes to complement the J.Crew brand. The space now reflects the culture of J.Crew and is a more design-focused, and relaxing environment.
Empire Office teamed up with design firm HKS, Inc. to transform the 180,000 SqFt. Outpatient facility. This comprehensive patient and family center provides Orthopaedic & spinal care, physical therapy, imaging, ambulatory surgery, retail, café, and discovery research spaces.
Over six floors consist of ancillary, private offices, & workstations with products from various manufacturers including Steelcase, Coalesse, Sitonit, 9to5 Seating, OFS, and National Office Furniture among others. With Emory’s vision in mind to be a model of transformative practices and sustainable choices, Empire Office was thrilled to collaborate and develop an eco-friendly solution for this client.
Empire Office teamed up with Interior Architects to create a warm and inviting workplace for the Miami-based company, Bakerly. The baked goods company is known for its authentic French recipes and high-quality products, which inspired the look and feel of the overall space. Completed in 2021, Bakerly encompasses over 16,000 square feet of space, including Steelcase workstations & private offices, conference rooms, and ancillary from various manufacturers such as Coalesse, AMQ, Sandler Seating, BluDot, and Rouillard. Added amenities include a full cafe and gaming area.
Empire Office and Interior Architects worked together to provide unique design features for Bakerly’s new space, such as a three-dimensional utensil mural and rolling pin room divider.
Empire Office partnered with Design Firm ASD | SKY to design an open and collaborative space, in a mixed-use building as part of the revitalization of Colony Square. Located in downtown Atlanta, the international client envisioned a space that would reflect its commitment to public service. The open floor plan provides ample meeting space, which leads to a stunning outdoor terrace overlooking Peachtree Street. A world-class amenity space complete with a full catering kitchen and serving area complements the interior workspace furnished with high-end private offices and workstations. The newly renovated building encompasses over six floors and 115,000 square feet of space and features products from over 20 different manufacturers. Both teams worked closely to provide design, refurbishing, and installation services, resulting in a beautiful new development.
International Materials, Inc. (IMI) relocated its Global Headquarters from Boca Raton to a Class A office space in Delray Beach with city and ocean views. As international commodity traders, IMI employees work non-standard hours and require a workspace that is rich in amenities and provides the same amount of comfort as working at home. Added amenities include a fitness room, massage room, showers, and an upscale lounge for entertaining and weekly happy hour events. Empire procured furniture from manufacturers such as OFS, Halcon, Geiger, 9to5 Seating, Bernhardt and Restoration Hardware, adhering to the modern and warm design intent of the space, and mixing in industrial elements that reflect the client’s core brand. This project was delivered and installed during the Covid-19 pandemic and Empire made every effort to ensure the client’s desired move-in date was met, even installing workstations while construction was ongoing. This project and its design firm, Fresh Design Group International, were nominated for a 2021 IIDA BRAGG award in the “Corporate Small Office” category.
Miami-based personal injury law firm, Ratzan Weissman & Boldt recently moved into a brand new Class A building in the heart of the lively and colorful Coconut Grove neighborhood. MKDA, the design firm behind the relocation, teamed up with Empire Office to create an environment that reflected the trends of the modern-day law firm office —promoting a comfortable and inviting resimercial design throughout the space with a focus on employee wellbeing to retain top talent. Empire procured ancillary furniture pieces from Halcon, Verpan, OFS, Coalesse, D Vita, and Sandler, as well as casegoods and workstations in a contrasting black and white color palette as chosen by the client and design firm. Since the project’s furniture was ordered and installed during the Covid-19 Pandemic, Empire provided multiple reconfigurations of existing furniture and workstations to accommodate for the delays and long lead times.
Related Group, one of South Florida’s largest Real Estate Developers, moved its headquarters from downtown Miami to Coconut Grove in 2021. In partnership with design firm MKDA, Empire Office ensured the space reflected the style of historic Coconut Grove, selecting fun and eclectic finishes and furniture pieces to outfit the new HQ. Related Group’s employees can enjoy added amenities in their new HQ at The Grove, such as ample outdoor space, a large pantry and flexible collaborative areas. A variety of ancillary manufacturers were used including OFS, Muuto, JANUS et Cie, Fermob, and Woodtech custom conference tables. Steelcase Answer and Steelcase Currency were specified for the workstations and enclosed private offices, respectively. Striking art pieces from the private collection of Related Group’s chairman and CEO punctuate the space as well, adding to the uniqueness of the office.
Empire Office joined forces with MKDA to activate Bolton Global’s vision for their newly expanded offices located in the Four Seasons Hotel building in Brickell, Miami’s Financial District. A wealth management company, Bolton’s new space boasts sophistication in both the design and furniture selections, while also paying homage to the vibrant culture of the city of Miami, with most of the furniture finishes in black or white with pops of tropical colors throughout the office. Geometric black, white and grey coffee tables made by expert millwork provider, Fabricate, can be found upon entering the office in the reception area. They were custom-built to fill a gap in the scope and offered a shorter lead time.
A large pantry area functions as the heart of the space, with long wooden CB2 tables and an array of Industry West spindle back chairs for coworkers to gather and enjoy breaks together. Multiple added conference rooms and offices allow for private conversations, with glass sliding doors to uphold transparency and over 60 OFS Staks workstations are scattered throughout the space, supporting the need for heads-down work in the open area.
Even though the project was installed during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 amid many manufacturer shutdowns and delays, we were able to utilize our strong vendor relationships and strategic thinking to stay on track with both the budget and timeline for a successful and beautiful completion.