Quantum – New Headquarter Building Wins Architectural Award
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida USA – October, 18th 2017 Quantum’s new Headquarter Building, leads to an Architectural Design Award. The Ft. Lauderdale Chapter of the American Institute of Architects presented an annual Design Award to Saltz Michelson Architects, Inc. who architected the new Quantum Headquarter Building. This prestigious award was selected through an independent jury and the American Institute of Architects Board of Directors. Mark Saltz, Principal of Saltz Michelson Architects commented,
“We are proud to be recognized by the design community for creating an iconic corporate facility for an innovative company in the marine industry. The building’s sustainable design also has achieved a LEED1 “Certified” designation from the United States Green Building Council.”
The new, environmentally conscientious, three-story, 30,000 sq/ft (2,800sq/m) building features a contemporary, functional design including a state-of-the-art production and training facility, R & D/engineering and parts department, machine shop and an impressive array of amenities to satisfy clients as well as attract and retain top talent.
Maximizing the efficiency of the production and parts distribution process was a key requirement to the planning and design of the new space. The “open to above” production floor concept with viewing from each level, coupled with a squared floor configuration and glass walled offices, lends itself to optimal collaboration. Another key design element and major focal point is the three-story, floating staircase, constructed of steel and oak. On the third floor, there is a major workout facility and large commercial kitchen with adjacent dining room complete with outdoors decks where employees come together.
The new production facility enables Quantum to continue making revolutionary advancements in stabilization technology, while maximizing efficiencies to stay competitive.
John Allen, President of Quantum comments, “Yacht owners today are well-educated and more savvy than ever before, so striving to exceed those expectations is always our goal. Performance, reliability and service is what has built Quantum to the Company it is today. The new facility will help us to retain our competitive edge for years to come.”
The new physical address: 3685 SW 30th Ave, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 33312 USA
1 Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) helps building owners and operators be environmentally responsible and use resources efficiently. LEED certified buildings provide both a low carbon footprint as well as an enhanced work environment with a focus no natural light and air quality. The staff of Quantum will join the ranks of 2.5m other Americans currently experiencing this type of work environment.