Paschal Heat, Air & Geothermal
The stacked volumes and vivid accents reinforce Paschal’s progressive brand and establish a new office and warehouse to serve as their Head Quarters for Northwest Arkansas. The narrow site and angle imposed by the highway creates a dynamic overlap between the office volumes that address the street and those that insert themselves into the larger warehouse.
Designed to accommodate the company’s unprecedented growth, Paschal needed both a warehouse that could support their expanding inventory, as well as office space that could integrate seamlessly with their workflow and evolving business model. The 30,000 sqft warehouse is stretched the length of the narrow site and laid out to maximize the efficiency of inbound and outbound trailers. The offices are organized by departments in blocks of space stacked around the perimeter, all overlooking a double height open office that encourages transparency and collaboration among the various departments.
The exterior reinforces the company’s industrial character while moments of color highlight areas of relief in the massing. The primary façade is rotated to face the street, open up the shared office space, and maximize the northern expose. Large glass overhead doors allow the open office space to be expanded further as well as provide views of the pond to the north. A flush cypress box accentuates the pedestrian level and contrasts the dark masses to create an inviting entry near the glass wall of the showroom. The simple formal moves reflect the company’s focus on efficiency and provide a strong figure for a growing company.
The warehouse stretches across an undeveloped lot on the edge of Tontitown, AR with strong volumes defining the office frontage.
Carved from one of the corrugated volumes, a balcony off the break room overlooks the field to the south. The orientation of the masses are a result of both the programmatic influences as well as the site constraints.
The expanse of northern glazing maximizes light and the views to the pond. Galvalume cladding from the warehouse is carried across the elevation to integrate the masses visually.
The double height space open offices provide clear circulation and communication between the different levels.
Visitors to the office are welcomed by the lobby’s industrial character and accents of Paschal vibrant colors.
3) Meeting Room
4) Open Offices
5) Storage/Safe Room
7) Warehouse Mezzanine
The staircase and break room form the apex at which the office departments converge, completing the triangular circulation at the upper level.
Exterior staircases descend from the upper floor and occupy the space created by the overhanging, offset volumes.
The offset cedar box defines the pedestrian level, entry, and offers a warm contrast to the dark metal panels that form the overhang.