Vystar out grew their headquarters building in Jacksonville, Florida, and hired RS&H to provide full architecture and engineering services for the 100,000-square-foot office building. Its headquarters is located on an 11.4 acre site, which includes 600 parking spaces and two on-site retention ponds.
The building program includes: a board room and administrative suite; two-story entry lobbies; employee lounge with outdoor plaza; a raised-floor computer room; two technical training rooms and general office space for multiple departments.
The exterior of the RS&H-designed building is stone, brick, and glass. The metal mansard roof provides sun screening to the glass below while shading the building’s mechanical equipment. The building’s structural system is concrete, which in conjunction with a diesel generator for emergency backup power, provides ultimate disaster protection.