As the largest workers’ comp insurance in the state, Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corporation (LWCC) is a private, nonprofit mutual insurance company that works towards creating a safe, happy and healthy workforce. In 2018, EskewDumezRipple (EDR) began an extensive renovation consisting of six floors of LWCC’s headquarters in Baton Rouge.
The design optimizes employees’ health and wellness and shapes their daily experiences through choice and flexibility. A variety of meeting and breakout spaces, individual workstations, private offices, a café, and training room allow employees to choose how and where they want to work. To create tailored work areas, LWCC surveyed their employees about what type of storage and desk accessories they would benefit from. EDR also conducted a study on daylighting and created a central staircase and atrium to allow natural light to fill the interior, encourage movement throughout the day and create more open views. An on-site gym and food service amenities also support healthy lifestyles and employee wellness. Individual workstations and private offices feature ergonomic solutions, height-adjustable desks and writeable surfaces, which further contribute to their team’s well-being, engagement and productivity. In addition, a series of open and enclosed meeting areas, such as breakout lounges, conference rooms, huddle rooms and phone booths, also support the needs of individuals and groups, creating space for focused work and collaboration. While the office becomes a destination of choice, the holistic approach also empowers employees and drives engagement and culture, fostering a positive work environment and creating a sense of care and belonging.
Baton Rouge, LA
120,000 SQ FT
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