Under a tight timeline and budget, this tenant improvement project involved adding ADA accessibility, designing and building spa and reception spaces, and creating a hip environment for a new salon near University Village. Axiom and the client used bright color, Marmoleum flooring, steel railings and exposed mechanical duct work to give the space a modern feel with a cheerful mid-century vibe.
The shops at IMCO are used to maintain heavy equipment, and include mechanical pits as well as a waste oil collection system. The shops are designed to be drive-thru spaces with oversized bay doors and air recirculation systems. There is also an employee gym complete with lockers and showers, as well as heated office space and storage. The IMCO campus is designed for easy planning of additional buildings to manage growth and development.
Axiom collaborated with IMCO General Construction on this completely new design and build of IMCO’s LEED Certified corporate offices and two heavy equipment maintenance drive-thru shops. Axiom’s work on this project included architectural design from the conceptual stage through design development, as well as interior design, and on to being the general contractor for the project, while leveraging IMCO’s specialties as needed. IMCO specializes in industrial and heavy civil construction, and their headquarters relocated with the idea of designing a more sophisticated office with a lot more space. The design intent was to showcase the civil materials used in their projects like concrete, steel, and industrial details. They also wanted to expose as much of the structure as possible while adhering to the standards of LEED certification. The main office hub is a cast in-place concrete tilt-up with exposed steel structure. The floor plan has a variety of spaces for open collaborative work and bidding, as well as private offices and break rooms. Reclaimed barn wood flooring, locally sourced materials, and steel and glass partition walls give the space warmth while celebrating a modern, industrial vibe. The project also includes a rain catching cistern system, a waste oil reclamation system, and LEED certified mechanical systems.