WEX 123 Darling

This office retrofit transforms an outdated space into an open and collaborative workplace for this global high-tech company.

Client
WEX, Inc.
Location
South Portland, ME
Completion
2016
Size
59,000 sq. ft.
Design Team
Diana Nicklaus, Principal-in-Charge
Linda Smiley, Project Architect
Krista Knickerbocker, Project Designer

In the process of expanding its South Portland facilities assets, WEX asked Saam to evaluate numerous sites before choosing 123 Darling for its new Shared Services and Information Technology facility. This 59,000 sf building supports WEX’s nearby global headquarters facility, and provides WEX with state-of-the -art technology to better serve its customer base. The original core and shell of the building required selected structural retrofit and a complete MEP upgrade. A communicating stair was provided at the lobby.

Program included open office space, private offices, conference rooms, collaboration areas, a cafeteria with full servery, fitness space, hoteling zones, and IT service space. With numerous corporate departments occupying this building, the design utilized active circulation zones to create more collaborative community space and amenities.