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Jack Eckerd Corporate Headquarters
The Jack Eckerd Corporation
Rowe Holmes Associates
1982 AIA Tampa Bay Design Award
1983 AIA Florida Design Award
The facility consists of a three-story, 160,000 square feet corporate office and a 420,000 square foot distribution center.
A variety of needs of one center, a contemporary and functional 160,000 square foot office building linked by an enclosed skywalk to a 400,000 square foot, no nonsense distribution center and 70,000 square feet regional office.
Efficiency pervades throughout. Twenty-four hour functions such as computer operations, photo processing, print shops, and laboratories were grouped together to maximize the efficiency of security, air conditioning and backup energy systems. On-site retention needs led to the development of a 3½-acre lake, which, in addition to providing a major landscape feature, provided fill material for the elevated warehouse floors. The project makes extensive use of tex-tured precast concrete, framing views of the lake to the south and opening onto exterior terraces and stairways to the north.