Fortaleza Hall + The Commons at SC JohnsonRacine, Wisconsin
Size: 60,000 Square Feet
Project Cost: $39 million
Completion Date: 2010
fundamental + enhanced building commissioning : LEED Gold Certified
Fortaleza Hall, which honors the late Sam Johnson, the fourth generation leader of the company and Chairman Emeritus, represents a commitment to SC Johnson’s legacy of visionary thinking and inspired architecture. It was designed by world renowned London-based Foster + Partners.
The 60,000-square-foot facility has two distinct sections: Fortaleza Hall, which provides historical context for the company and the advances that continue to take place, and The Commons, which offers a myriad of employee amenities. Soaring at the building’s heart is the replica twin-engine S-38 amphibian plane that Sam Johnson flew to Fortaleza, Brazil in 1998.
The two buildings are linked by a glazed atrium and lift lobby, which connects via an undercroft to the matrix of tunnels that form the principal communications network through the campus.
Smoke Evacuation System
Domestic Water Heating
Emergency Power Systems