- Owner: Verus Partners
- Architect: Solomon Cordwell Buenz
- General Contractor: Messer Construction Company
- Project Cost: $35 million
- Precast Cost: $1.1 Million
- Project Size: 162,000 ft2
- Precast Size: 30,200 ft2
Valvoline’s new headquarters was designed to celebrate their heritage as a leader in racing while simultaneously capturing their focus on technology and product innovation. The decision to use precast concrete was made because for a project such as this, it is unparalleled when compared with different frameworks. The double-return panels give this building an alluring quality, highlighted its geometry, and was also financially attainable and able to be produced within an anticipated timeframe.
Key Project Attributes
- Acid-etched precast panels provide the structure with a natural stone quality that contrasts against the lighter aluminum and glass elements used within the design.
- Creative hidden connections used allow adjustments above the “floating” column wrap end to help stabilize and work with the superstructure while still achieving the dramatic design.
- Double return column wraps were completed in three separate pours to create a sleek and clean look that would line up best with the steep angled ends.