This renovation and addition to Tyson Foods’ original 1940s headquarters and electric hatchery provides space for 400 IT employees while revitalizing a downtown Springdale landmark.
HOK’s design pays homage to the place where family-owned Tyson got its start. A new light-filled, central lobby links the two historic buildings and provides employees and guests with a place to collaborate.
Wood reclaimed from the original buildings accents much of the interior, including the reception area, stair treads, walls and landing. Paired with sleek building forms, the reclaimed wood and original brick facades reinforce the connection between innovation and history.
Situated along the Razorback Greenway shared-use trail, the building’s location encourages team members to bike or walk to work. A garden on the west side of the facility has shuffleboard, bocce ball and a fire pit that add to the neighborhood’s vibrancy.
The Emma Avenue Office is one of several projects for which Tyson Foods has partnered with HOK over the past decade.