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SEI Investments Corporate Headquarters

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    • Overview

      “For our people, [the new headquarters] reinforces our culture. They feel that there are no limits, no walls. . . . If you’re not sitting in a box, you can think outside the box.”
      —Al West, President and CEO, SEI Investments, Inc.

      Located on a 90-acre site outside Philadelphia, this multi-phased corporate headquarters for an international banking and financial software services firm will ultimately include ten buildings and two parking garages, connected by bridges and below-grade passageways. The design maximizes employee environmental benefits, increases productivity, and eliminates about $1 million per year in operational costs. Sparsely finished interiors feature minimal partitions and nontoxic, recycled materials balanced against state-of-the-art, satellite-linked, and interactive training, work, and conference spaces.

    • natural stone and agriculture forms suit the rural setting of the campus
    • operable windows and outdoor gathering spaces connect employees with nature
    • bridges and below-grade passageways form connections between buildings
    • the main campus entry is prominently located in a central stone tower
    • commons spaces incorporate art from SEI’s collection
    • office spaces incorporate affordable, durable, utilitarian-grade materials
    • fully-networked meeting spaces are found throughout the campus
    • Specifications

      Location: Oaks, Pennsylvania

      Type: New construction

      Size: 611,616 square feet

    • Awards

      Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” (for the 5th consecutive year).
      Associated Builders & Contractors Award.
      Montgomery County Planning Commission Outstanding Land Development Award.
      University of Arkansas School of Architecture Alumni Design Award.
    • Project Contact

      Jeffrey Scherer

      • Architect / Principal
      • jeffrey@msrdesign.com
      • 612 359 3223
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      Paul C.N. Mellblom

      • Architect / Principal
      • paul@msrdesign.com
      • 612 209 7787
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