The Mosaic Company is one of the world’s leading producers and marketers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. To meet its growth needs in Florida, Mosaic wanted a high-performing, sustainable facility that strongly reflected the Mosaic brand and culture while remaining cost effective. Ryan was brought in to deliver a central build-to-suit office with an integrated development-design-build-management solution on the company’s site in Lithia, Florida.
The planned development where the new office is located maintains its own architectural standards, so our design-build team had to navigate the challenge of creating an attractive building using construction materials that met those standards. The project team worked closely with Mosaic and the local developer to strike the perfect balance between Mosaic’s design expectations and the development’s guidelines, without exceeding the budget.
The new facility’s dynamic design features a central “spine” that connects visitors at the main entry with a large water element at the rear of the building, and visual displays of the company’s history and culture. To create an employee-focused environment, the corner window areas traditionally utilized for executive offices were transformed into open, inviting employee break-out areas. One of the unique sustainable design features of the building is the high reflectivity, low heat-gain glazing which maintains low heat loads on the mechanical system and decreases utility demand. It also allows most employees exposure to natural daylight, which increases productivity and benefits employee health.