The Mosaic Company is one of the world’s leading producers and marketers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. To meet its growth needs in Florida, Mosaic needed a central build-to-suit office with an integrated development-design-build-management solution.
The goals of the design were to create a high-performing, sustainable facility which strongly reflects Mosaic’s brand and culture, and to do so cost effectively. The dynamic design features a central “spine” that connects visitors at the main entry with a large water element at the rear of the building while providing displays that speak to the company’s history and culture. To create an employee-focused environment, the corner window areas traditionally utilized for executive offices are employee break-out areas.
The largest challenge for the design-build team was to design an attractive building with standard construction materials within a planned development that has its own architectural standards. The project team worked closely with Mosaic and the local developer to strike the perfect balance between Mosaic’s design expectations and the development’s guidelines.
One of the unique sustainable design features of the building is the high reflectivity, low heat-gain glazing which maintains low heat loads on the mechanical system and decreases utility demand. It also allows most employees exposure to natural daylight, which increases productivity and decreases lost work due to illness.