The new headquarters for the Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company (SFNTC) is a one story, 52,000SF neo-pueblo structure. It is designed to recall the historic vernacular of Santa Fe as well as incorporating modern trends in architecture. Most importantly, this new facility is multi-functional with all aspects of SFNTC operations centralized in one location. The building features high bay open work spaces, warehouse space for shipping and receiving and executive offices for high level meetings and presentations. The biggest challenge involved trying to make the employees more comfortable in a smoking enfironment. This was accomplished with a state-of-the-art under floor mechanical system utilizing 42,000 SF of raised plenum access flooring as a delivery mechanism. Clean air rises from the floor and the air containing the toxic by-products of cigarette smoke is pushed up and drawn out of the building through a system of exhaust fans placed in the roof. The facility includes 9,700 SF of warehouse distribution. The finishing touch on this spectauclar property is the ecclectic and emotion stirring interior decoration throughout the facility.
- Owner: Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company
- Architect: Dekker/Perich/Sabatini
- Site Size: 5.48 acres
- Building Size: 52,000 SF
- Completion: November 2004