Snap-On Tools is an international high-tech company headquartered in southeast Wisconsin. Lohan Associates won a competition to design an executive headquarters building for the company. The heavily wooded 8.5 acre site contained an existing large circular shaped clearing, which helped to determine the round form of the structure.
The two story, 36,000 sf building is partially elevated to provide on grade parking underneath, minimizing site disturbance. The circular building features an open office plan for administrative functions as well as a fitness center, employee lounge, and training and conference spaces. The second floor executive offices are set back and lead out to a covered deck with sweeping views of the woods.
The steel frame structure is clad with white aluminum panels and structurally glazed, high performance glass. The building core is expressed as a solid mass and is clad in polished granite. The building foundation and site walls are detailed with local Lannon stone.
Design Architect: Lohan Associates
Architect of Record: Plunkett Raysich