Consumers Energy Headquarters
The tower’s geometric form and sleek materials create a striking new icon on the City’s skyline. The workplace environment is column free and entirely open plan for maximum flexibility.
The owner and their design architect programmed and designed this signature tower building as a 13-story high-rise connected to a historic post office in downtown Jackson. When the programmed head count per floor was test-fit by Neumann/Smith as part of a design/build submittal, we determined that a slight increase in the floor plate size would achieve the total square footage for the building in 12 floors while improving operational efficiencies. This reduction in overall building height provided exterior material cost savings that allowed the building frame to be constructed entirely out of concrete rather than steel. This allowed us to fit-out the lower floors sooner, maintain the overall schedule, and reduce the cost of the project by approximately $1 million.
Marvin M. Black Excellence in Partnering Award, Associated General Contractors of America Build America Award, Associated General Contractors of America Outstanding Achievement Award, ESD