First American Title Insurance Company
A 7-acre parcel located in the rural outskirts of Grand Rapids was the site for this 15,000 square foot regional headquarters building. The building envelope is a simple, cost-effective load-bearing masonry structure. The main entrance is accented by a warm colored burnish block with radius rowlock banding. The design concept was to create small boxes within the big box shell. To fill the interior with daylight and provide views of the surrounding landscape, the hard wall spaces are pulled to the building core. Circulation walkways are created by ganging or separating the boxes and are highlighted with richly colored stained concrete floors.