The Carlisle Food Service Offfices and Warehouse, built east of Interstate 35 on Hefner Road in Oklahoma City, represents state of the art technology for both warehouse/distribution centers and corporate office environments. Both buildings are constructed of tilt-up, load bearing concrete wall panels and a steel frame roof and mezzanine floor structure. Simplicity of design is seen in the steel tube columns that are used in the warehouse. The mass of round, poured-in-place concrete columns are utilized in the office structure to emphasize clean lines and reflect the importance of a high-quality professional image for the corporate offices.
The office building features a two story entrance that is highlighted by the heavy wood truss framing overhead and a stained wood deck ceiling. The entry functions as a central spine for the office building. Clerestory windows in the vaulted two story lounge, and a stone fireplace create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Natural light spills into the center of the building through a landscaped outdoor atrium.
The 185,000 square foot warehouse utilizes a 30 foot high rack clearance with a 47 x 56 foot bay spacing to create a highly efficient distribution shelving system. A safe and productive work environment is created by incorporating the latest in aisle-specific metal halide lighting, ESFR fire suppression sprinkler system and air rotation heating and ventilating units.