RIADG Building 131 Third Floor RIADG Building 131 Third Floor

RIADG Building 131 Third Floor

Challenge

The Rock Island Arsenal Development Group continues to renovate former World War I-era warehouse space for new purposes. The third floor in Building 131 needed to be upgraded to accommodate the growing needs of tenants for more office space.

Solution

The high, vaulted structure has large, voluminous space and is highlighted with rosette windows that are original to the structure. Within the height, clients were looking at creating a more intimate space for work. Ceiling clouds were used to lower the volume and create those spaces throughout the third floor. In the larger tenant spaces, frosted glass walls were used to create the illusion of oval-shaped ceiling clouds. Carpet patterns continued from open office space into the conference rooms. Each area was customized for the tenants' needs and nowhere was this more apparent than in the Vista International space that occupies the vast majority of the west wing. There are custom suspended glass shelves, a recessed space for Vista's company logo and a 7-foot-long wall with track lighting to highlight a wall sculpture that Vista brought from its previous location.

Impact

Renovated space in Building 131 is now home to nine tenants including Russell Construction, SAIC and Vista International. The building was renovated from unfinished storage to 10,000-square-feet of office space with shared restrooms.
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