SOUTHWEST POWER POOL CORPORATE CAMPUS
Little Rock, Arkansas
176,000 square feet
Certified LEED Gold
ASID Excellence in Interior Design Gold Award – Campus Headquarters
ASID Excellence in Interior Design Gold Award – Breakroom
ASID South Central Region – Ovation Award For The Commercial Design Project Of The Year
Southwest Power Pool is a non-profit organization that manages the critical infrastructure of the electric grid for nine states and operates at a tier 3 data level 24/7/365. WER was charged with designing a campus, creating a facility that fit their high-tech and secure mission and creating a professional and collaborative working environment.
Furnishings throughout the building emphasize various working, collaboration, team, private and community zones. Multiple conference scenarios are possible with a seating capacity of over 900 provided at various team, conference and auditorium spaces throughout the building.
The Corporate Campus is Certified LEED Gold. The project includes high efficiency chillers and energy recovery units for advanced energy savings. Ninety percent of the project has underfloor air distribution for efficiency and flexibility, as well as personal comfort. Office building lighting controls include occupancy sensors and daylight harvesting with stepped dimming. This allows the entire building to be lit with a mere .88 watts per square foot.
For superior versatility, all executive offices, managerial offices and supervisor offices, were created with moveable furniture system walls.
“WER made many innovative suggestions about our future environment that have now, in fact, improved productivity and employee engagement. All throughout construction they were fully engaged in fine-tuning and problem solving and worked with all parties involved in a professional, constructive and relationship-based manner.”
Chief Executive Officer
Southwest Power Pool