Partners by Design was hired by Follett Higher Education Group to master plan and design their new distribution center in an existing 549,588 SF warehouse structure in Aurora, Illinois.
The scope includes the master plan for the distribution warehouse and support areas which involves partially a robotic distribution system. PBD designed in the space a central warehouse office housing workstations and conference rooms for about 50 people and a break room facility for 120 people. The second phase of the design and construction includes a 2-story approximately 29,970 SF general office area with workstations, private offices and meeting rooms for 60 associates, a lunchroom with prep-kitchen seating 120 people, a grand lobby and receptionist area. Further a new employee entrance was designed with a new landscaped approach, large canopy, revolving doors, security station and associated locker rooms.