|Eagan, Minnesota based photo lab White House Custom Colour has taken a big step toward an expansion of its corporate campus by purchasing almost 11 acres as the site of two new buildings.
White House, which moved to the Waters Business Center in Eagan from South St. Paul in 2007, built this 85,200-square-foot warehouse and production space in November, 2017. The overall campus sprawls across 17.85 acres and has grown to about 235,000 square feet of office, warehouse and production space with the addition. In addition, White House has added about 200 employees to its local workforce through the expansion, relocation and consolidation of operations from other facilities. White House got its start in 1978 as a photo finisher that catered primarily to Twin Cites wedding photographers. It has since expanded into printing photo books and greeting cards, and sells related products including backgrounds for photo shoots and framed prints.
Wells partnered on this total precast project to include nearly 70,000 square feet of precast concrete members including hollowcore and architectural wall panels. The wall panels demonstrated a unique acid etch and sandblast finish, with thin brick accents. An interesting aspect about this project is the 13” thick vertical panels Wells created, combined with 12” thick spandrels to give the elevation different depths for a truly remarkable finished look.