In 2001 Gardner/Fox completed a gut renovation of a 30 year old 50,000 office building to create the new corporate headquarters for Brokerage Concepts International, in King of Prussia. The building was originally designed and built for the Hewlett Packard Company and was very dated in appearance inside and out.
The goal of the project was to create an entirely new building that expressed the professionalism that Brokerage Concepts wanted to convey to their customers, as such, all of the interior and exterior finishes used during the renovation were of the highest quality. Some of the features in the building included a data center, telescoping main corridor featuring interesting art, a two story glass entry lobby, an employee fitness center, several board rooms, open offices and interesting seating areas and alcoves. The renovated building was designed to accommodate three times more employees than the original facility. All of the electrical, mechanical, telecommunication systems and life safety systems were replaced with new, state of the art equipment.
As part of the exterior re-cladding of the building approximately half of the existing exterior walls were removed to broadcast natural light into the building interior. The increased occupancy required the parking areas to be re-planned, expanded, and paved to include an additional 230 extra spots.