A New High-Tech Headquarters for Star Exhibits

A new 200,000 SF office, warehouse, and manufacturing facility was built for Star Exhibits, a tradeshow and retail design company. As the design-build electrical contractor on the project, OlympiaTech worked closely with Star Exhibits to understand its goals, requirements, areas of opportunity, and future capacity needs, to design a tailored facility-solution.

The goal of the project was to create an integrated work environment that encouraged collaboration between the office, production, and warehouse teams. Upon entering, you’re welcomed by a sleek reception desk back-lit with color-changing LEDs and a custom light fixture illuminating the company logo on the wall behind. The heart of the facility houses office and collaboration space with 40’ exposed ceilings, wooden clouds, slim-line LEDs, color-changing LED wall washer, dimming LEDs, and down-light LEDs to meet area-specific lighting needs. Lighting control panels are interconnected for optimum control.

In addition to storage space, the warehouse doubles as a simulated convention hall allowing for setup and power-testing of exhibits and displays. The vast warehouse utilizes 2×4 high-bays controlled by a lighting control panel and individual integrated occupancy sensors allowing for maximum lighting control.

The 50,000 SF production area has a full suite of power equipment, a high-tech chemical storage room, and dust-collection system. The production lighting is controlled by a lighting control panel and utilizes T5HO 2×4 high-bays with levels averaging at 62 FC and peaking out at 92 FC, providing overly-flexible lighting levels.

Star Exhibits’ new facility seamlessly integrates office, production, and warehouse space creating a highly-collaborative work environment for employees, clients, and guests.

Project Details

  • Project | Star Exhibits
  • Location | Brooklyn Park, MN
  • Size | 200,000 SF
  • General Contractor | Ryan Companies
  • Architect | Ryan A+E
  • Completion | November 2016


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