Centene East Coast Regional Headquarters

Charlotte, NC

This new East Coast headquarters for Centene, a pioneering, multi-national health care enterprise, preserves the site’s natural beauty and advances the client’s mission to transform the health of our community. Located on a desirable 80-acre site in Uptown Charlotte’s University Research Park, the new campus paves the way for the next generation of offices focused on top-tier recruiting, retention, and agile operations. The two-phase campus development includes approximately one million SF of office space within two office buildings with dining, café, fitness facilities, and clinic amenities. The campus will also include a daycare, a state-of-the-art training center, and four parking structures with over 5500 spaces.

The site orientation creates contiguous clusters of buildings in an east/west orientation wrapping a water feature which serves as a central activity hub.  The exterior prioritizes transparency to create a sense of “working in a treehouse.” Vertical facade elements abstract a tree’s trunks and branches. Inside, the awe-inspiring entry lobby atriums act as the buildings’ primary organizational element and serves as the central and most significant collaboration space. “Treehouse” meeting space experiences scattered throughout the buildings provide unique collaboration opportunities as people rise through the buildings on monumental open staircases.