HOK’s design of Cargill’s new division headquarters in the heart of Wichita’s Old Town honors the company’s farm-to-fork ethos.
Accommodating up to 950 employees, the building communicates Cargill’s local roots and global impact through the use of local artwork, a material palette that reflects agrarian culture, and commissioned photography from working farms within the company’s supply chain.
The Experience Design team commissioned a signature, 28-foot-wide custom art display of ceramic plates to symbolize where Cargill Protein’s products meet the consumer. This art piece serves as a backdrop to the open central stair that connects all four floors. The plates from local ceramicist Greg Lathrop are all hand-thrown with local clay. A subtle green gradient in the glaze echoes the forms of the surrounding Flint Hills and slowly moves up the staircase.