Stampin' Up! Expands its Headquarters
February 13, 2003
Stampin' Up! Expands its Worldwide Headquarters
Naylor Wentworth Lund Architects and Okland Construction Chosen For $20 Million Project
Salt Lake City, Utah (February 13, 2003) - On Point Properties LLC, announced today that it has selected Okland Construction Company (www.okland.com) to build a 300,000 square foot campus on 55 acres in Riverton, Utah. The building will be leased upon completion to Stampin' Up!®, one of the nation's leading manufacturers of decorative rubber stamps and accessories, for its worldwide headquarters. The estimated $20 million project is being designed by Naylor Wentworth Lund Architects (www.nwlarchitects.com) and is scheduled to break ground in Spring 2003 and be completed in July 2004.
"Naylor Wentworth Lund Architects and Okland Construction Company are the perfect design and construction project team members for our new campus. Their experience, creativity, professionalism and knowledge made them the ideal partners for this new and exciting venture for Stampin' Up!," said Shelli Gardner, a principal of On Point Properties LLC as well as cofounder and CEO of Stampin' Up! "We have experienced phenomenal growth in the past 15 years of business and the new campus will accommodate our expansion for at least the next 15 years!"
The new Stampin' Up! campus will merge its distribution center now located in west Salt Lake City, Utah with its administrative home office currently headquartered in Sandy, Utah. Prior to designing the campus, Gardner requested Ken Naylor, principal architect at Naylor Wentworth Lund Architects, to gather input from every employee so that the new facility could offer amenities and services most important to those using it every day.
"Interviewing every employee was quite an undertaking," commented Naylor. "It helped us understand the magnitude of the design issues and allowed us to catch the enthusiasm of Shelli and her Stampin' Up! family."
As a result, the administrative home office will span 100,000 square feet and will include Class-A office space with state-of-the-art conference rooms, a 100-person call center, cafeteria and an ample display room where art and home décor projects using Stampin' Up!'s exclusive rubber stamps are beautifully showcased. In addition, an 11,000-square-foot atrium will bring the beauty of the outdoors inside with trees, plants and a fountain. The 200,000-square-foot distribution center will house the company's warehousing, fulfillment, shipping and receiving capabilities. The distribution center will also feature a mezzanine that serves as an intermediary space between the two buildings. Stampin' Up!'s manufacturing facility will remain in its current location in Kanab, Utah
'We are excited to construct this fine facility with such a great team," said Dan Pennock, Okland's project manager for the Stampin' Up! campus. "Stampin' Up! has a great vision for what they want for their facility and the design team is very creative, professional and just a dynamite group to be involved with. I expect this project to be a very positive experience."
Okland's past experience with Naylor Wentworth Lund includes Snow Canyon High School in St. George, Utah and the Morgan Middle School in Morgan, Utah.
About On Point Properties LLC
On Point is a land development and holding company operating in the state of Utah.
About Naylor Wentworth Lund Architects
Naylor Wentworth Lund Architects is celebrating 50 years of architecture in 2002. Originally founded as Roy Richards Silver Architects in 1952, the firm grew and with the addition of Kenneth Naylor as a Principal in the 1970's the name changed to Silver, Naylor & Associates, Inc. Ross Wentworth joined the firm in 1991 as a Principal and the firm became Naylor Wentworth Architects, PC. In January, 2002 Christopher Lund was promoted to Principal and the firm name changed to Naylor Wentworth Lund Architects, PC. Currently, the firm has offices in Salt Lake City and St. George, Utah with a combined staff of 32 professionals. Their clients are educators, government agencies, private owners, developers, and contractors.
About Okland Construction
For 85 years, Okland Construction has been building and designing in the Mountain West. A handful of its projects include the Novell Building H, Gateway Tower West, The Grand Summit Hotel, The Provo Towne Center Mall and many of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints' temples. Okland is a family-owned private business with over 300 employees and is managed by Randy Okland, President and CEO. Okland's main office is in Salt Lake City, with a division in Tempe, Arizona.