Darden's corporate headquarters features an open environment that promotes collaboration, idea sharing, and innovation. This campus is situated on 52 acres featuring a main building and a four-level, 1,050-space parking deck. Within the main building are the broadcast area, six testing and demonstration kitchens, a 5,000-sq.-ft. fitness center, clinic, 11,000-sq.-ft. cafeteria/dining/kitchen, conference center, and a 16,500-sq.-ft. Data Center (Tier 3). The Data Center was designed to be the hub for electronic transactions from over 1,500 Darden Restaurants nationwide.
The project was recognized with numerous awards including the 2010 ABC Eagle Award in the Commercial Category - Central Florida Chapter, the 2010 NAIOP Award of Excellence for Green Building of the Year and the 2010 Southeast Construction Magazine Best Green Building.