Farmer Brothers Headquarters
Northlake, Texas             
Award of Merit

Owner: Farmer Brothers Co.
Developer: Stream Realty
Owner’s Representative: Faithful+Gould
Lead Design Firm: RGA Architects Inc. (Shell Building), Gensler (Headquarters Interior)
General Contractor: EMJ Construction Corp.
Civil Engineer: Pacheco Koch Engineers
Structural Engineer: Hart Gaugler & Associates Inc.
Manufacturing/Process Engineer: Haskell Co.
LEED Consultant: Entegrity
Landscape Architect: Bella Firma

Farmer Brothers’ 28-acre Northlake headquarters is a part of the relocation of the company’s main operations from Torrance, Calif., to Texas.

The $90-million project integrates three distinct facilities –– a 258,338-sq-ft distribution center, a 194,438-sq-ft coffee-production facility and 84,823 sq ft of office space, all under one roof.

Built using traditional methods, including site-cast, tilt-up concrete walls and steel structural systems, the building celebrates the company’s 100-year-old tradition of producing and distributing coffee with a design that incorporates rich, warm colors.

The design-build delivery required fast-paced decision-making and extensive coordination among all team members. Additionally, custom web-based information controls such as cloud storage and sharing, teleconferencing and FTP sites helped the team deliver the project on time and on budget.

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