Epstein provided full architectural and interior design services as well as civil, MEP and structural engineering for the new Serta, Inc. Corporate Headquarters located in the Prairie Stone Development in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. The program consisted of 60,000 square feet of office, showroom, and presentation areas plus a 20,000 square foot research & development center, and a 10,000 square foot basement for a total of 90,000 square feet. The selected site borders a protected wetlands area and as a result the building was designed to take advantage of the site allowing all work areas to have vistas to the outdoors.
The 17-acre parcel Prairie Stone site is part of an environmentally sensitive business park. The site is directly adjacent to a protected wetlands area which serves as an integral part of the storm water management system. The net effect of the composition is a building elevated in a sea of green prairie grass. The architectural massing of the building was developed to express the two main programmatic functions: Research & Development and office work space.
National Design Awards
2004, Society of American Registered Architects
Patron of the Year
2008, Chicago Architecture Foundation
2009, Architect Magazine, Annual Design Review, Work Category
2009, American Society of Landscape Architects (Illinois Chapter)
Distinguished Building Award
2009, American Institute of Architects (Chicago Chapter)
Divine Detail Award
2010, American Institute of Architects (Chicago Chapter)
Institute Honor Award for Architecture
2010, American Institute of Architects
Interior Design Award
2011, American Institute of Architects (Chicago Chapter)