Government Office Buildings
IRS Kansas City
As the IRS required over one million square feet of programming space, the biggest challenge for the project team was creating an economically efficient, environmentally responsible, healthy building while the major energy performance goal was to design the building to accomodate IRS’s peak seasons, when more space is needed, without operating a mostly empty building year-round.
"Say I have a work group that needs to move its desks 3' feet in order to improve efficiencies. In a standard building, that might literally set 50 people right on top of the registers that were built for the area. With the UFAD system, we can lift up the floor tiles in that area and move the air diffuser below (which is actually a full VAV box) to where we need it in the floor. In a short period of time, we can reconfigure the registers to get the best air distribution for the new furniture configuration."
-Joseph R. Campfield, Director of Building Operations
IRS Kansas City
IRS Kansas City
Montana State Fund
The data center, offices and training spaces of the MSF building are built with access floor for data systems and air delivery, high efficiency indirect lighting, light reflecting materials and low-height office furniture systems to increase day lighting and provide an open work environment.
City of Houston Permitting Center
All floors of the HOC Permitting Center have an open space plan, which along with the installation of a raised flooring system, allows full flexibility for the client to adjust and change the space according to their needs.
Johnson County Builds First LEED Building
When the county was looking to get out of leased office space back in 2003, Johnson County deputy facilities director Neal Angrisano suggested that a green building was not only environmentally-friendly, it was also a way to save money.
This new $331 million structure succeeds as an aesthetic "magnet" for attracting the best & the brightest. However, it is the use of raised access floors with underfloor air distribution which delivered on the promise of flexibility.
Calgary Water Centre
Designers were looking for products that would result is a highly efficient building that's easy on the planet and pocketbook. Tate's BTP was the elegant answer.
U.S. Patent & Trademark
A desperate need for space was the catalyst for this new headquarters. Prior to the construction of this building, the USPTO was spread among 18 separate facilities.
SSA Call Center
Originally constructed in 1943 as a military warehouse, the SSA Teleservice Center building was essentially unchanged until 1989 when a portion was developed into office space to support the SSA Auburn TeleService Center.
Systems Acquisition Management & Support Complex
Though the LAAFB’s new complex is a “military base”, it looks nothing like a military installation. The concept is based on the design for another Tate project, the Infonet building.
Santa Monica Public Safety
In addition to providing a healthy and comfortable place to work, the City demonstrated its commitment to the environment by designing the facility to be extremely resource and energy efficient.