Once sharing a space with Volkswagen and Audi, the dealership was sold in 2012 with the intent to give each brand its own home.
The new building was designed for Porsche to reflect the features associated with the brand – clean, sleek and innovative. In order to accomplish this, the 16,000 sq ft facility uses curved metal cladding on the exterior with segmented glazing to match, curved walls that include reveal lines on the inner fascia that match those on the exterior, and a trapezium metal ceiling in public areas with metal acoustic ceiling tiles in offices. A cinema quality sound and projection system was built-in for movie nights and other brand-specific events.
Numerous sustainability and energy conservation initiatives were incorporated, such as change rooms and bike racks for employees, LED light bulbs that reduce the amount of power required to operate the building, and the high-efficiency Heat Recovery Ventilator in the shop to ensure no heated air is wasted. Also, infrastructure for electric car charger stations was built into both the parking lot and the interior of the building.
The landscape area includes a bio-swale that controls any storm water runoff from the site, contains the water and slowly releases it into the storm system, and low Volatile Organic Compound paints and caulking were used to limit the amount of off gassing.