The expansion project successfully incorporates over 40,000 square feet of existing buildings seamlessly with over 55,000 square feet of new construction to establish an entirely new campus. Beyond a simple renovation of the existing space, Lionakis’ approach provides a finished collection of buildings and spaces where the line between old and new is substantially blurred. At one end of an existing focal courtyard, you can see the transition from existing single-story structures to the new two-story offices and Commons Building. A new pedestrian-friendly terrace sits in front of the two-story glass facade of the Commons Building and is activated by the pleasant sounds of the facing water feature. The Commons Building provides space utilized by all departments of the Plant staff for both formal and informal meetings and cafeteria space.