Accident Fund Insurance Company

New Corporate Headquarters

Lansing, Michigan // 340,000 sq. ft.

Client Challenge

The challenge for this project was to create a world-class corporate headquarters while bringing life to a local landmark – the Ottawa Street Station which is situated on a brownfield site in the heart of Michigan’s capital city.

TowerPinkster Solution

TowerPinkster partnered with HOK, Christman and Quinn Evans to design a world-class facility while respecting the historic character of the 1930’s Ottawa Street Station power plant and the unique setting of the property. This facility contains 10 office floors, plus the conversion of the basement level into a parking structure which is specially designed to contain floodwaters in such an event. The new 106,000 SF addition is three stories, constructed above the 100-year floodplain with an atrium forming a gracious entry with views of the river. The building is now right-sized for projected growth with a capacity for 1,200.

TowerPinkster was MEP/FP Engineer of Record for the project and helped the project achieve LEED Gold status. Sustainable features include 41% less water usage than typical new developments, a raised floor mechanical system distribution that gives employees temperature control in their workspaces and interior finishes and furnishings that do not off-gas. The design takes every advantage of the ample daylight to lessen energy use and ensure that every workspace benefits from ambient light and striking exterior views. Even the furnishing design accommodates the views and access to daylight.

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