Kimley Horn & Associates

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Kimley Horn & Associates

Location Vero Beach, Florida
Project Scope
30,797 SF
Kimley-Horn & Associates, Inc.

Kimley-Horn Corporation developed a parcel of land on the prominent Indian River Boulevard into an multi-building office park for their new office building as well as to fill a demand for class A office space in the Vero Beach market.

As part of Kimley-Horn’s “Great Places to Work” initiative, they reached out to Cooper Carry for assistance in evaluating their existing work place approach. The goal was to create a corporate strategic facility plan for implementation in all of their offices; which number more than 60 nationwide. The result of the evaluation was a report that recommended new workplace guiding principals. The new corporate strategic facility plan has helped realign Kimley-Horn’s work place planning approach to more accurately reflect the firm’s corporate culture.

Cooper Carry successfully applied the concepts from the strategic plan to the new Vero Beach, Florida office as a prototype. The major workplace culture change implemented in this new office design was to transition Kimley-Horn from a predominately closed environment to an open and more collaborative environment. Cooper Carry designed the interior fit-out of Kimley Horn’s new office space which utilizes 30,797 square feet in one of the eight buildings. Their space is configured on two floors that are located above one level of structured parking. The office space surrounds a central landscaped courtyard on the second level that provides daylight and views to all of their employees. Some unique features of their space that make it memorable are two double height atria, a grand stair that connects the two office floors together along with the central courtyard and two bridge elements that highlight the passages from public spaces to more private spaces. An open office plan with as few enclosed offices as possible fosters collaboration and communication amongst employees. Bright tropical accent paint colors of lime green, swimming pool blue, magenta and deep violet were incorporated in the more public areas for emphasis and to relate to images of Florida past and present.


  • International Interior Design Association’s Mid-Atlantic Chapter
  • Silver Award for Interior Design, Merit award for Sustainable Design

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