HOW DOES YOUR SPACE DRIVE PRODUCTIVITY, COLLABORATION AND CONNECTIVITY?
A lot of coordination goes into the structures we build, so collaboration and connectivity were a main focus when designing the floorplan and features of the Shiel Sexton Headquarters. The building’s floorplan encourages collaboration with open ceilings, built-in cubicle style workspaces, a central spiral staircase to connect the first and second floors, and multiple collaboration rooms on each floor. The collaboration rooms are equipped with large screens and built-in audio-visual technology to support virtual communication and real-time information sharing with our employees, clients, and partners to streamline communication processes and enhance productivity. Connectivity amongst employees is also encouraged by the centrally located communication wall, which is an open magnetic white-board space that spans an entire wall – a place where employees can share information with one another.
WHAT IS THE ONE THING THAT IS UNFORGETTABLE WHEN SOMEONE WALKS THROUGH YOUR SPACE?
By far, the most unforgettable feature of Shiel Sexton’s building is the 44’ 8” tall street sculpture of Structure Man outside, which was designed by David Young of 2nd Globe and constructed by Shiel Sexton Company. The sculpture, which weighs 3 tons, is essentially a steel post between two I-beams and is made of steel, wood, 700 SF of lead coated copper… and he comes with his very own lunch box. Structure Man’s expressive simplification and abstraction merge human and structural elements. His gesture – pressing an I-beam – suggests strength, permanence, and alludes with tongue-in-cheek to a super hero. Structure Man is a demonstration of our expertise, an integration of art into our building’s architecture, and a landmark for Indianapolis. He has become not only a part of the Shiel Sexton family, but also a prominent part of this community. Structure Man is a super-size example of the growth of a company, a community and a city.
HOW DOES YOUR SPACE TELL YOUR COMPANY’S STORY AND REFLECT ITS BRAND?
We build for people who expect more. As builders, our Headquarters is not only home to the Shiel Sexton family – it also reflects who we are and what we do. As visitors enter the main lobby they are immediately offered a rare glimpse into the complex building systems that go unseen behind the walls of the buildings we live and work in every day. This feature wall showcases steel framing, electrical runs and complex information technology cabling; all of which are encased in sheets of clear glass. Upon entering the reception area they will find… Continue Reading on spacesindiana.com