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.
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.