Not Your Father’s Tilt-Up Office

RiversideFiveWhen developers and tenants think of Class A office space, they envision high-end, state-of-the-art, architecturally attractive space. A generation ago, tilt-up construction would not be in the conversation for such a project. Today, tilt-up is delivering these spaces faster, better and cheaper than competing construction methods.

Riverside Five, a Class A office space in Frederick, Maryland is a prime example of the new generation of tilt-up office space. This striking 126,000-square-foot four-story office building features a dramatic two-story atrium, high-end interior finishes and state-of-the-art technology to create a world-class environment.

Riv5_23The tilt-up concrete wall panels are highlighted with sand-textured coating, large recesses, rustication lines and detail strips that create an intricate design. Large curtain walls and expansive tinted windows are strategically placed throughout the design to provide natural light and create a distinct aesthetic for this sophisticated office.

Matan Companies, the developer, selected Morgan-Keller Construction and MK Concrete Construction to build the fifth multi-tenant facility at Riverside Corporate Park. Tilt-up construction provides a solid long-term investment for the owner, while offering a competitive edge when attracting new tenants. Using tilt-up not only created a visually stunning office building, but allowed Morgan-Keller and MK Concrete to meet a very aggressive schedule and save the owner money. Compared to traditional methods of construction, tilt-up reduced the cost by $800,000.

This project was recently honored with a 2013 Building of the Year award through the CON/STEEL Building Program.  Click here to see a video highlight of the project.

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