Fortaleza Hall + The Commons at SC Johnson

Racine, Wisconsin

project profile

Size: 60,000 Square Feet
Project Cost: $39 million
Completion Date: 2010
Project Scope:
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.

Mechanical Systems
Fire Pumps
Smoke Evacuation System
DDC Control
Domestic Water Heating
Lighting Control
Emergency Power Systems

Gold Certified

IBC Engineering Services, Inc.
Wisconsin : Illinois : Florida
Phone 262.549.1190, Fax 262.549.1620
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