The complex geometry of the structure surrounding the many specialized spaces found throughout Young Living Essential Oil’s State-of-the-Art Global Headquarters required careful detail and planning relating to their unique lighting, power and data needs. The large center atrium features living walls of foliage and larger plants such as citrus trees that required adequate lighting design for growth and sustainability while ensuring there would be no conflict with multiple large video walls also found in the space. Optimal task lighting was designed for work areas such as research labs, an employee fitness center, retail store, and a full size commercial kitchen, while softer ambient lighting was provided for dining and other common areas. Electrical, telecommunication and security infrastructure was designed not only to accommodate Young Living’s current operating needs but also allow for future growth and communication between various Global Campus buildings.
One unique aspect of the Headquarters is the custom audio and video distribution system, which allows for a system-wide takeover. The takeover consists of over 100 displays and all audio systems throughout the facility. The creation of this system spreads news, events, and achievements speedily through the five-story building to unify and inform the employees all at once. The building also contains over 80 conference rooms, which allow their product representatives from around the world to have a space that they can easily connect their devices into a user-friendly video conferencing system. Another unique feature of the facility is the in-house auditorium. The auditorium’s audio system was designed for even coverage throughout the audience. It also contains a custom projector screen that encompasses the stage wall which allows Young Living to provide personalized content along with live broadcasting capabilities.
Throughout the design process, Young Living representatives repeatedly reminded architects and engineers of their desire to be responsible stewards of the environment. To that end, hundreds of solar panels and several electric vehicle charging stations are installed on the premises. The electrical design of Young Living’s New Global Headquarters was designed specifically to reflect their business model and desire to maintain their standing as the world-wide leader in essential oils.
Architect: Scholz & Associates
Contractor: Okland Construction
Structural Engineer: Dunn Associates, Inc.
Electrical Engineer: BNA Consulting
Audiovisual & Acoustical: BNA Consulting