CenturyLink Headquarters Expansion

Monroe, LA

Paul J. Ford and Company designed the new headquarters expansion for CenturyLink. The project consisted of the design of a new 320,000 sq. ft. four-story technical center supported by a 30,000 sq. ft. three-story mechanical building. The design also included a five-story precast parking garage.

The structural system for the technical center and mechanical building is composite slabs over a steel frame supported by a deep foundation system of pile caps on augured cast-in- place piles. The lateral loads are resisted by a combination of concrete shear walls and steel moment and braced frames.

In designing the structure, challenges included designing the atrium for the additional loads of a vegetative roof and sloping columns as well as the design of a monumental stair with spiral curves. This project was fast-tracked with an early foundation package followed by a core and shell package to meet the Owner’s required occupancy date.


Moody Nolan

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Technical Center - 320,000
Mechanical Building - 30,000

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