article: Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers Announces New Charlotte Office Building
A new 25-story, 632,385 SF office tower, will break ground this fall and cast a distinctive, contemporary silhouette on Charlotte’s skyline. The LS3P-designed high-rise is ideally situated within the downtown fabric of Charlotte, overlooking Romare Bearden Park and the new BB&T Knights Ballpark. Multiple penthouse levels will offer exceptional views of the surrounding city skyline, stadiums, park and distant mountain vistas. The tower also provides 22,685 SF of street-level retail and four levels of convenient parking below grade. Babson Capital Management is the anchor tenant who will occupy 200,000 SF of this 21st century workplace that is designed to achieve LEED Gold certification.
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e-Book: CHIQUITA BRANDS INTERNATIONAL Corporate Strategies
Under a compressed schedule and a finite budget, LS3P was selected to program, plan, design and deliver a global headquarters reflecting a ‘clean’ approach to the workplace with design emphasis on future flexibility. Chiquita Brands International occupies Floors 10 through 16 of first generation space in the NASCAR® Plaza Tower. Corporate branding standards were studied from the beginning to reinforce and incorporate elements into the final design. The architectural program consolidates business units from multiple cities and standardizes Chiquita’s workstation sizes.
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e-Book: ELECTROLUX NORTH AMERICA, INC. Corporate Strategies
Electrolux employees occupied facilities across multiple states. Although the employees accomplished incredible feats of design and engineering, the required a more effective work environment to accomplish their cultural goals, mainly ‘Design Innovation’ and ‘Consumer Branding’. Employees weren’t able to cultivate and share market knowledge, identify and develop products and brands.  The geographic boundaries did more than just isolate, they stifled intellectual development, potential product synergy, and bottom line profitability.
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article: DEFT DESIGN, ARCHITECT JEFF FLOYD ELEVATES “PLACEMAKING” TO ART FORM IN CORPORATE PARK
Floyd credits Ballantyne Corporate Park’s appeal to “placemaking,” an architectural term referring to the creation of an environment that the user appreciates. “It’s creating an environment that fits the user’s needs and provides experiential qualities while they are there,” he explains. “The 525 acres in Ballantyne Corporate Park are too large to have human scale, so we designed the macro campus to be dividable into micro campuses, creating groups (neighborhoods) of buildings and building types.”
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