There’s no reason offices need to be boring. How about a workplace that inspires? ESI is proud of its work with client Sysco Food Services of L.A. to design and construct a 19,428-square-foot business review meeting center in Walnut, Calif.

The addition included a dual preparation area for two simultaneous customer food product demonstrations; a 5,800-square-foot conference facility with partitions to divide into four meeting rooms; and a 400-square-foot fine dining room for presentations.

Speaking of presentations, the new conference center makes a great first impression with a new entrance and lobby covered with a “digital” wall covering. This four-wall covering is a continuous mural depicting Sysco employees, equipment and products — as well as its company logos and sales slogans.

OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES …

… a new main stairway using open concept stainless steel railings and pre-cast terrazzo treads;

… a custom metal ceiling with dropped bulkheads in the four meeting rooms. This ceiling style — located in the front hallway and break-out areas — lends the appearance and feel of a large convention facility;

… an intricate inlaid design in the preparation area that uses a variety of ceramic and glass tiles.

By Tom White
White, a project manager for ESI, has 36 years of experience in food, industrial and manufacturing facilities.