DHE Plumbing & Mechanical

Grandville, MI | 2018

Nestled into an existing woodland, the building hides the fact that there is a highway nearby. 

After outgrowing their original location, DHE Plumbing and Mechanical teamed up with TAG to design a new building to house their offices, shop and warehouse.

The company’s offices are set on an angle from the shop and warehouse.  Doing this opened areas for an outdoor terrace for company lunches as well as landscape areas that can be enjoyed inside or out.  

On the inside, floating ceilings define spaces in the open office floor plan. Large ribbon windows encircle the offices, maximizing daylight and creating a visual connection to the landscape beyond. The shop and warehouse were constructed with a mix of precast concrete panels and metal panels which downplay the scale of the utilitarian structure.

Altogether, the building encompasses just over 32,000 square feet.  It houses 22 offices, a staff café, a break room, support spaces, truck docks and wash bays.