the height of TQL's new flagpole—the tallest in the Tri-State Area
With this new building, TQL continues to expand their national footprint and nurture their growing business. New hires have voiced their excitement about TQL’s new amenities, like the fitness center or café, and employees are taking advantage of the hub to take a break or play a game of ping pong with their coworkers. A hard-working team, combined with a strong project understanding and a clear vision, made for a truly transformative project.
I firmly believe we had the right team. There’s no doubt now—when I step back, BHDP was the right architectural firm for TQL.
Daniel Gabbard, Director of Real Estate and Facilities at Total Quality Logistics
As you enter the new lobby located between the existing building and the expansion, you are welcomed into a modern and sophisticated space with a receptionist desk and seating for employees or guests. Just past the security speed gates, a grand staircase serves as the central connection point for the floor. At the top of the signature stair, you are immersed in a flurry of activity. To support their “work hard, play hard” culture, we designed a central hub where employees can play a game of foosball or ping pong, relax and socialize on one of the couches, or play some video games on the big screen.
Just steps away from this gaming area, employees are hard at work on the sales floor. To improve visibility and provide employees access to natural light, we situated community resources at the edge of the floor rather than in the middle. This change allows teams to work and communicate more efficiently without any sort of physical barrier or division. Overhead, exposed ceilings with dropped clouds add a sleek, industrial vibe while controlling office noise.
A significant number of TQL’s employees are millennials, so office amenities are a huge plus for many. On the first floor, a new servery offers a modern dining experience with different food options and self-serve kiosks. Additionally, a new, state-of-the-art 24/7 fitness center—equipped with locker rooms, showers, and multi-purpose rooms—allows employees to recharge and get their workout in, and “The Rise and Grind” coffee shop adjacent to the cafeteria offers coffee and snacks for them to refuel.