Clayco completed the Reinsurance Group of America’s (RGA) $150 million new headquarters in 2015. Clayco served as the project’s design builder and Gensler was the project architect. Jay Longo, President of Forum Studio (Clayco’s full-service architecture practice), was the lead project designer and Fox Architects was the building design consultant and interior architect.
The design of the headquarters reflects both the global brand of RGA and the local roots of its people, by stacking two high-tech, five-story glass office towers and connecting them through a two-story stone clad amenity base that hides the underground parking structure. Phase one of the LEED Silver facility is 405,000 square feet and can accommodate 1,450 people with the option for a phase two, a 250,000-square-foot expansion. The building design itself is very energy efficient, due to a unique curtain wall system with ceramic fritting, state of the art HVAC system, use of energy efficient lighting, and a window shade system that automatically activates based upon solar demand changes—all of which can be controlled and monitored via a state-of-the-art building integration system.