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Lee Company

One of Williamson County’s largest employers, Lee Company relocated from Cool Springs to Berry Farms, bringing their entire office under one roof in this new four-story, 100,000 square-foot building. Berry Farms is a 600-acre mixed-use community with retail, restaurants, hotel, residential, and office space along with open space and a greenway in Franklin, TN.

Third-generation family-owned Lee Company provides residential and commercial heating, cooling, electrical, plumbing, and appliance service. Inspired by their work, the design concept for their new building evokes a disassembled mechanical system. A free-standing brick façade acts as a shroud protecting the inner-workings of the building. The shroud peels away at the northeast corner, revealing a glass corner designed to demonstrate the inner workings of the building.

On the interior, building systems are intentionally revealed to show how they work together and to display the work Lee Company does. All departments, from construction to human resources, sit together in an open-office well-lit by expansive windows. Breakout spaces including soft seating, focus pods, and a café offer employees a variety of places and ways to work. The ground floor café opens to an outdoor plaza providing seating and the opportunity for outdoor meeting space.

Location
Franklin, Tennessee
Size
100,000 square feet
Client
Lee Company
Recognition
LEED Silver
USGBC Tennessee Leadership Award for Innovative Design
Photography
McGinn Photography