Once housed in a small garage, Camille Beckman, maker of body care products, contracted with BRS Architects to design a 103,500 square foot production facility. The building includes offices, retail space, laboratory, storage, and loading docks.
The building was designed to have English Tudor style appearance which was crucial for this facility to not only reflect Camille Beckmanís product image, but to also minimize the impact of a large manufacturing facility in it's rural setting.
Beyond the attention to aesthetics, care was also given to design a facility that would save energy and reduce waste. This was achieved by including an innovative heating and cooling system, skylights, electrical dimmers and reusing water from the production line for other building functions. These efforts were recognized in 2004 when the project received the Better Bricks Award for Energy Efficiency.