BlueCross BlueShield Regional Claims Center, Tulsa, OK

The new BlueCross BlueShield Regional Claims Center is a uniquely designed conversion of an abandoned 112,000 sq. ft. Wal-Mart building into an office building consolidating approximately 600 employees into one location. The renovation included removing the Wal-Mart masonry entrance and replacing it with a modern glass and steel entry element, with a solar shade and colored plaster feature wall. Twenty-four skylights illuminate the interior of the general space, while glare from the skylights is controlled by monitors that zpd+a designed with vertically suspended, translucent plastic panels to deflect solar rays. Floating acoustical ceiling clouds help control noise levels and provide a clean surface for indirect lighting. Coupled with the dynamic use of color, these elements create a warm and inviting interior space out of what had been a cold, generic building.

zpd+a's services also included a new parking lot with landscape improvements, a new mechanical system, and a new, raised-access telecommunications management system. (Photography: Joseph Mills)

Location:


Tulsa, OK



Project Type:


Claims Center


Adaptive Re-Use



Size:


112,000 sq. ft.



Project Value


$12 Million



Duration:


13 Months


Completed 2008



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