Saddle Creek Logistics

Lakeland, Florida

Saddle Creek Logistics

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Saddle Creek Logistics OUR APPROACH TO ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIOR DESIGN Adding value to the built environment of our clients and our communities through a high level of service is our priority. We strive to innovate through our architectural design process, managing the unknowns and planning for tomorrow with you. Client-Centered Design A well-designed space begins with really understanding your needs. We like to think of ourselves as an extension of your team, designing long-term solutions with you through every step of the project. Design-Forward Process We are innovators. Through our design process, we view your problem from a variety of angles, focusing on creative solutions that meet your needs and last beyond your lifetime.

Saddle Creek Logistics
  • Client: Saddle Creek Logistics
  • Size: 38,000 SF
  • Location: Auburndale , FL
  • Market Sector: Workplace
  • Date Completed: 2004

In 2004, The Lunz Group designed a 38,000 SF corporate headquarters building for Saddle Creek Corporation, a lead distribution services company that provides warehousing, transportation, packaging, and integrated logistics services.

Saddle Creek Logistics

The new building is situated in the middle of the company’s existing terminal campus in Lakeland, Florida. The overall design reflects the nature of the owner’s business and the architecture of the surrounding buildings. Scale, material, window fenestration, and canopies all reference the surrounding warehouse structures, however the refinement of the details for these components provide a visual clue to the building’s identity as the administrative portal to the company.

The interior spaces are designed to resemble a series of smaller buildings set within the larger universe that is the building itself. Since completing this project, we have completed several more for Saddle Creek Logistics utilizing our accelerated design services.

A great example of our ability to meet an aggressive timeline in harmony with the contractor was Phase 1 of the Auburndale DC for Saddle Creek Logistics. This 600,000 square foot facility needed to be designed, approved, and permit documents completed in one month. This coupled with a time for one month for approvals and five months for construction.

The project required close, daily coordination with key personnel. Meetings were structured in an efficient manner. Problems were already defined and professionals were required to have solutions to present. Time is critical and each team member had to fully immerse themselves in the project.

As recently as June 2019, our team was asked to do the same thing; produce Phase II of that project within a month. So another 400,000 square feet for Saddle Creek was designed and issued for permit in less than 30 days.

The Lunz Group has a client first approach to architecture. Projects are structured within a teamed environment that brings together all aspects of construction.
John Rodda

President, Rodda Construction Inc.