Located on a main thoroughfare, just North of Teddy Roosevelt National Park in the mountainous badlands, the facility conveys a welcoming message to customers or those simply passing by.
The Owner team desired a facility that paid homage to its Western North Dakota vernacular. Several underlying aspects noted from preliminary design included: bold, natural, textural, mountain-style architecture with a more streamlined commercial feel, referencing the badlands landscape color/texture on the building & a warm, inviting vibe for customers.
Spatial efficiency was imperative for customers and employees alike. Therefore, simple circulation to peripheral work spaces was desired with high transparency between the two.
Strategic glazing locations allow for natural daylight infiltration throughout multiple spaces. Simultaneously creating a bright work environment for employees and an airy environment for customers.
The primary structural spine of the building is a heavy timber vault which extends from the buildings main entrance facing West to the board room/roof patio which sits atop the drive-through service area on the East. A hybrid structural system of steel and heavy timber yields unique details around every corner.
Layered in are an abundance of glass, warm tones, calculating lighting highlights and the environment itself, convey an inviting essence.