For the past five years our client, SEI Investments, has been hiring almost 200 people a year, which means that this growing company has almost outgrown their campus in Oaks, PA. To remedy this situation, they will nearly double the size of their current campus by developing 90 acres of land and adding around 425,000-square-feet in new buildings over the next several years.
AGC has been assisting with the design of this expansion of this unique site, referred to as the "Idea Farm". According to Dennis J. McGonigle, chief financial officer, from an article in the Philadelphia Business Journal, “It’s not a place for power point presentations but a place to talk, think, create and move the company forward”.
To design this innovative campus, AGC provided geotechnical engineering, civil engineering/site design, and landscape architecture services. Site elements such as buildings, parking, pedestrian circulation, grading, stormwater management, and vegetation work in harmony to create a landscape that is it aesthetically pleasing and functional. We employed stormwater BMPs, along with renovating and re-incorporating the existing pond to eliminate the need for detention basins. The project won the Montgomery County Planning Commission 1997 Outstanding Site Design Award.
For more information on SEI Investments and the Idea Farm, contact:
Mike Gladnick, RLA
Senior Project Consultant