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  Linear Technology Raleigh Design CenterLinear Technology Raleigh Design Center


Dennis Mires, P.A., The Architects
697 Union Street, Manchester, NH 03104

General Description

Location: Cary, North Carolina
Date Bid: Feb 2012 Construction Period: May 2012 to May 2013
Total Square Feet: 20,000 Site: 5.6 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Sizes: First floor, 20,000; total 20,000 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 14’; total, 33’.
Basic Construction Type: New.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: Curtain wall, metal panel. Roof: Metal, membrane. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.

Project Team

General Contractor: Choate Construction Company - 4800 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, NC 27609
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Fitzemeyer & Tocci Associates, Inc. - 92 Montvale Avenue, Stoneham, MA 02108
Structural Engineer: S W & C Engineering, P.A. - 857 Wellington Road, Manchester, NH 03104
Civil Engineer: Withers & Ravenel, Inc. - 115 MacKenan Drive, Cary, NC 27511
Landscape Architect: HagerSmith Design, P.A. - 300 S. Dawson Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

In 2006 New Hampshire based Dennis Mires P.A., The Architects were hired by Linear Technology to adapt their corporate design to the needs of the New Hampshire personnel and local climate. Building on the success of that partnership the Architects were once again hired to adapt building and program to Cary, North Carolina.

This new 20,000-square-foot office building houses design and testing facilities for high performance analog integrated circuits.

The plan is made up of four flexible open office areas organized around a central spine that provides reception, break room, conference, locker and toilet facilities, as well as the requisite mechanical, informational, and service functions. The rooftop light well runs the width of the building providing extensive daylighting to each of the open office areas. Provisions have been made for an additional 10,000 square feet of expansion space as well as dedicated out-building housing compressor equipment.

High performance interior function is also made apparent on the exterior of the building through the extensive use of crisply detailed ACM panels in cool white and continuous expanses of curtain wall with integrated sunshades colored to match the corporate brand. Gabled parapet walls and high-sloped roof house the light well mentioned above and conceals the mechanical equipment completing the overall effect of a clean building exterior.

Product Information
Building Envelope: Henry, Dow/Hunter, Celbar
Roofing: Berridge, Firestone
ACM Panels: Alucobond® Curtain Wall: YKK AP, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®
Entrances & Storefronts: YKK AP
Daylighting/Skylights: Kalwall
Interior: Interface/Mohawk, Armstrong
Flooring: Dal-Tile, Interface
Lighting: McGraw Edison, Cooper, Phillips, ELP

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