Stevens Construction Corp.: Announces grand opening of new corporate headquarters

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MADISON, WIS. – Stevens Construction Corp., a full-service, Wisconsin-based general contractor, just celebrated the official grand opening of their new 15,000 square foot corporate headquarters in Madison, WI. On December 13th, close to 300 clients, subcontractors, vendors, and employees turned out to celebrate Stevens’ new home. The event took place from 4-7 p.m. and included an open house featuring refreshments and hors d’oeuvres.

The new building is located in the American Center at Two Buttonwood Court, Madison, WI and is just a few blocks from its previous headquarters. The headquarters include 35 offices, expanded meeting and conference spaces, a training facility and other corporate support functions.

Kahler Slater, an award-winning architecture and experience design firm, provided architecture and interior design services. “As a construction company, they were able to incorporate some very unique elements that emphasize the brand image that Stevens Construction has created for itself,” said Designer Amber MacCracken.

Stevens Construction does all of its own concrete and carpentry work, and the public spaces inside the building showcase that craftsmanship. The Douglas-fir reception desk, board room table and paneling inside and outside of the board room were all custom built by Stevens Construction’s carpenters.

The building is set upon a concrete plinth of post tensioned concrete. On all sides, the building cantilevers out from the foundation wall—most dramatically at the front of the building, where the board room and other conference rooms are located. “You typically don’t see this type of construction on a project of this scale, but Stevens Construction wanted to highlight their expertise in this type of work and it gave us the design flexibility to do some dramatic things,” said Glenn Roby, team leader for Kahler Slater’s Business Environments Team.

The 20-space underground parking structure not only allowed Stevens to create additional green space surrounding the building, but is also a working example of the post-tension concrete work the firm regularly performs for its clients.

“The design of our new office is a reflection of our company,” said Geoffrey Vine, President of Stevens Construction. “It is efficient and straight forward. Although not overly adorned, it is sophisticated and executed at the highest level of quality. This will be a great environment for us to grow in and improve on how we serve our clients in 2013 and well into the future.”

The opening of Stevens’ new corporate office wraps up an exciting 2012 for the company, as they also celebrated their 60th anniversary this year. Stevens has a pipeline of new projects that will contribute to their growth and momentum into the New Year.

About Stevens Construction Corp.

Stevens Construction Corp., one of the largest General Contractors in Wisconsin, serves an array of clients in industries and markets that include commercial/office, multi-family residential, hospitality, financial, restaurant/food service and recreational facilities, such as water parks. Founded in 1952, Stevens is based in Madison, Wis. with a staff of more than 140, offering self-performed concrete and carpentry services. The company has won numerous awards for construction excellence.

About Kahler Slater

Founded in 1908, Milwaukee-based Kahler Slater began as a regional provider of architecture and interior design services and has grown to become a global, award-winning team of Experience Designers. With three offices in the United States and Singapore, Kahler Slater is a team of creative problem-solvers who work with visionary clients seeking better experiences and environments for themselves and the people they serve. Follow Kahler Slater online at http://www.kahlerslater.com and on Twitter at @KAHLERSLATER.