DDI, teamed with L.R. Kimball Architects, was selected to plan and design Sheetz Corporation’s new approximately 100,000 square foot office building in Claysburg, PA. Third generation Sheetz management understood that a well-designed workplace would improve employee performance and job satisfaction, promote a healthy culture, and reinforce brand philosophy. For DDI, it was an outstanding opportunity to leverage their expertise as leaders in the hospitality industry and apply it in the workplace and learning environment.
A grand floor to ceiling glass atrium space, complete with lounges, four-story connecting stair, and a natural stone fireplace, is the heart of the facility. This transformative space serves as a breakout area for the training functions, supports collaboration and informal meetings, and as a result of large garage doors at the training rooms, easily transitions to accommodate big groups and special events. In addition to the training rooms, the Learning Center includes a computer classroom, multiple small rooms for breakout work sessions, elaborate test kitchens, and private dining spaces.
Each workplace floor features an open collaborative work area, coffee bar, and huddle rooms adjacent to the interconnecting stair. Sustainable materials used throughout the building include reclaimed wood paneling and synthetic slate porcelain tiles. The cutting edge facility features Haworth workstations and demountable glass partition walls with barn doors. The 120-seat cafeteria opens to an exterior lounge space with an impressive indoor-outdoor stone fireplace.