Clear Lake, Iowa
Kingland Systems is rapidly becoming a technology giant providing platforms of software solutions to customers around the globe. Their home office in Clear Lake is a combination of building types with ample area for innovative ideas that will not only “wow” their customers, but also provide amenities for current employees and recruitment of future software engineers and other employees. Accord Architecture was hired in 2017 to study ways in which this office building and former Serta Matress warehouse building could achieve Kingland’s goals. The innovative design solution involves an executive briefing area with a central open area where a person attending a day-long meeting work on their laptop, I-pad or phone. This space is filled with glass and has a view of their central data center multi-screen wall. Other improvements were made to the front entrance to signal “main entry”, a gymnasium in the former warehouse space for employees to play badminton or basketball, and an audio/visual studio that would rival the best in the country.