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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee

Architect Duda Paine Architects - HKS, Inc.
Contractor Skanska / EMJ Joint Venture
Location Chattanooga, Tennessee
Completed 2009

Project Detail

Overlooking downtown Chattanooga and unites employees from ten city locations. Five buildings radiate outward from the crest of the hill, encircling a central public plaza like individuals coming together as a community. The new headquarters promote the company’s mission by enhancing the cross-pollination of ideas. A spine of skybridges and canopied walkways provide easy movement between buildings.

A central glass-canopied plaza creates a major gathering place. Open-plan offices feature ‘encounter spaces’ where employees meet and communicate.  Amenities such as an on-site institute for health research and education, a fitness center, three distinctly different garden spaces, outdoor cafes, and walking/running paths encourage employee wellness. As the nation’s second largest LEED Gold accredited corporate campus, it demonstrates how a transformative project of this scale can attain a high level of sustainability and become a model for future development in its community.