When Bob Evans Farms, Inc., announced plans to break ground on its new corporate headquarters campus, the company wanted to mesh the familiar roots of the brand with the latest in energy-efficient design. Prudential Ltg’s Snap, Bionic Linear and Pru15 were selected for energy efficient office illumination.
Located in New Albany, Ohio, the campus is home to three corporate buildings, housing the corporate headquarters, training facilities, and shipping for the national family restaurant chain and refrigerated food producer. In an effort to create a rural look in line with the brand’s image, M+A Architects developed a design utilizing stone, glass and an iconic metal barn-style roof that honored a farmer’s day.
An Ohio staple business for more than 50 years, Bob Evans new Corporate Campus features a test and training kitchen, a company history museum, and training facilities in addition to corporate offices. Additionally, on-site gardens, fruit orchard, and outdoor spaces for employees are part of the campus. With their new facility, the company will be able to reach out to the surrounding community and allow them to get to know Bob Evans Farms; the farm atmosphere, food growing and preparation and everything food-centric.
The entire campus was designed sustainably and achieved LEED® Gold Certification with the USGBC.