Located directly on the St. Johns River, the headquarters creates a new landmark to the City of Jacksonville.
A flexible exhibit space on the main level offers a focal point for visitors.
The central skylit atrium provides natural light to the offices and corridors.
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The Alfred I. duPont Testamentary Trust Headquarters
Jacksonville, Florida
Located on Jacksonville’s St. John’s River, the new 40,000 square-foot headquarters houses the Trust’s administrative offices and serves as a permanent monument to Alfred I. duPont. Its pivotal site ties together Jacksonville’s River Walk landscaping and creates a new marker along the River’s edge. The building serves as a new landmark for the City, easily recognizable from the downtown area.

Inspired by Nemours Mansion and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the building is organized around a central sky-lit atrium. Interior planting and a water feature create a calming atmosphere that extends throughout the corridors and offices that line the atrium on all four levels. A flexible exhibit space on the main level provide a focal point for visitors. The major spaces are physically opened onto the plaza fronting the River, taking advantage of the location for larger gatherings and public functions.

The building also incorporates several sustainable design features including a glass-roofed atrium providing natural day lighting throughout, rooftop gardens and a cistern for water reuse.

COMPLETION

2009

SIZE

40,000 SF

PHOTOGRAPHY

Sue Root Barker

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