DPR Hardin completed construction of Kforce.com's World Headquarters on a highly fast-tracked 11-month schedule. The team was challenged by Highwood's Properties and Kforce to provide them with a Class “A” office building that could accommodate the relocation of five of their branch offices into one facility. As the first building of its kind in the historic Ybor City area, careful consideration was given to the building's aesthetics. Various brick and building colors were utilized in order to match Centro Asturiano - a 100-year-old social club, which is a focal point of local gatherings and community events.
Kforce.com's new facility was designed to provide a casual environment that could meet every need of Kforce.com employees by enhancing the workplace environment. Within the 138,000-sq.-ft. the facility, 5,000 sq. ft. is dedicated to an indoor, full-service cafeteria with dining facilities and full catering services. An additional 15,000 sq. ft. comprises a full exercise arena containing state-of-the-art exercise equipment, locker rooms and showers, and a full, NCAA regulation basketball court.
This facility was instrumental in the revitalization of the west side of Ybor City. It is a unique example of how new construction and state-of-the-art facilities can be incorporated into a historical environment with ease.