The new Joeris General Contractors headquarters project consists of a new 40,000 square feet office space, an event courtyard and 160 parking spaces on a four-acre site. LPA worked closely with Joeris to develop a space that accommodates current and projected needs as the company proceeds to expand and a statewide presence will strengthen their brand. Joeris wanted to articulate a separation between corporate functions of the company and the San Antonio operations and pre-construction services. They also wanted to provide private and open office workspaces for their 130-person staff, a flexible training room, multiple types of meeting spaces, a construction cost work room, BIM cave, staff cafe and fitness center with shower facilities.
Taking advantage of the existing surroundings, LPA approached the design by blending the outdoors and indoors for this office space. Dense live oak trees were located at the north and east end and sparse trees in the middle where buildings are placed, which allows for an appealing backdrop during the several gatherings and events Joeris hosts. The 150-person training room leads out to a porch and open courtyard. The project was also designed according to solar orientation. The building's image reflects the Joeris brand and culture by emphasizing their need for social gathering space, incorporating native materials and accommodating workplace necessities at the same time.View all projects