Gateway Ticketing Systems Global Headquarters
New Corporate Headquarters
The new 42,000 square foot Gateway Ticketing Systems Global Headquarters opened in August 2014 for its 86 employees, offering expansive views and ample amenities.
The “Main Street” of the building is flooded with light from the south facing clerestory, which is carefully designed to allow plentiful warming light in the cooler months, but also blocks harsh mid-summer sun. More importantly, the central space provides a convenient circulation path, specifically designed to provide proximity and access between groups that have regular interaction. A large lunch room will provide ample seating for everyone in the company and serve as a gathering location for the frequent potlucks, barbecues and other team-building events.
In close coordination with Hollenbach Construction, the zoning and permitting proceeded in parallel with design, allowing for a streamlined and efficient process, leading to construction document and bidding completion simultaneous with the start of construction.
The project is a harmonious agreement of form and function, creating a striking facility to reflect the firm foundation of Gateway, but to also express the company’s position as a leader in the technology industry. Carefully sited atop a shallow knoll, the public face is clearly visible from Route 100 and proudly announces Gateway Ticketing Systems’ presence. A careful balance is struck on the interior, ensuring adequate separation for “heads down” time, but also providing opportunity for collaboration ranging from planned meetings to casual interaction.
The project began with defined goals. Collaboration throughout the process between client, constructor, and architect resulted in a carefully developed and composed design meeting budget expectations and streamlining the construction process to minimize delays and maintain schedules. As founder Peter Grumblatt eloquently stated in his remarks prior to groundbreaking, “substance makes the idea a reality.”