American Express Sunrise Corporate Center
American Express had a clear vision for its new Florida regional headquarters: an open, light-filled, vibrant workplace that would connect its employees with nature to optimize their well-being. Knowing our own firm’s commitment to sustainability, the company entrusted us with the design—and, by extension, the health and happiness of over 3,000 of its staff.
We chose a sleek, modern glass exterior to usher in copious natural light, and to give employees floor-to-ceiling views of the lush green landscape, which features an edible garden and walking paths. Inside, four large skylight-capped atria ensure daylight penetrates even the innermost core of the building. And a variety of work spaces and activity-based areas—rooms for gaming, quiet time, and collaboration; private telephone booths; an exercise center; a cafeteria; and a daycare—provide employees with flexibility, convenience, and one of well-being’s most essential ingredients: peace of mind.
Outdoor walking paths through a tapestry of planted berms connect employees to nature. Nearby, there’s an edible garden.