SPeidel world headquarters
Located in downtown Providence RI, the Speidel Corporation has a world-wide reputation for great design and innovation, and wanted their corporate headquarters to be a reflection of that reputation. An unusual site planning and design challenge was presented by the necessity of combining a formal entrance and V.I.P. parking with an industrial loading dock on a cramped urban site. A sleek, sinuous, organic look was sought for the entrance. These qualities were initially developed as interpretations of a Speidel Twist-Flex watch band- the company’s most famous product. The circular motif generated from this interpretation evolved into the image of an Art Deco wall light which is used throughout the interior corridors of the building. The use of specially formed concrete and innovative plant materials and methods provides a unique and memorable experience, and the innovative use of recessed laser strip lighting gives the composition additional power during the evening.
American Society of Landscape Architects, Rhode Island Chapter – Honor Award