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MWV Headquarters

Richmond, Virginia


This signature 310,000 SF, nine-story Class A building and seven-level 1,050 parking structure was designed for MeadWestVaco (MWV), resulting from the merger of a packaging and paper company. One of the rewarding opportunities of this project was working with individuals from both corporations to design a collaborative workplace environment, which merged each firm’s requirements, yet provides for unique spaces to continue to serve individual workplace needs. This corporate headquarters also includes two amenity levels which offer a cafeteria, conference area, training facility, and fitness center. 


The glass lobby connects the amenity levels, landscaped terrace, auto court, and seven-level parking deck. A two-story glass space runs along the entire length of the 30,000 SF footprint stepping down 40 feet to the James River, providing for chance encounters, collaboration, and rejuvenation. Renewable wood veneer in the public spaces is harvested from MWV property. Inserts cast into the terrazzo floor and interactive display panels reinforce a branding identity for this corporate user.

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Awards: Green Globe Energy

Designed by Principal Larry Sweat while with previous firm.
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