Overstock has opened its Peace Coliseum corporate campus. The 231,000-square-foot main office building is located on 19 acres of land at 799 West Coliseum Way in Midvale, UT, which is part of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area.
The building design is said to appear from the air as a peace sign due to the indoor and outdoor pathways intersecting its circular layout, and to appear from ground level as a corporate glass-and-concrete version of the Roman Coliseum.
The building features a state of the art data center, an auditorium and a gourmet cafe. The open-air center of the building has gas fire pits and year-round outdoor seating. A separate amenities building houses a fitness center, daycare and an employee health clinic. The project was completed on-budget at a cost of just under $100 million, the company said.
Approximately 1,500 Overstock employees will work in the new building initially, with room for additional employees as future growth requires. Employee’s height-adjustable workspaces are clustered in public, open shared spaces and strategically placed collaborative areas are outfitted, in part, with mid-century modern furnishings from Overstock.com.
Overstock said it expects to receive LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, due in part to the building’s state-of-the-art heating and cooling system. The variant refrigerant flow system utilizes heat from the data center to warm the building in the winter.
Patrick Byrne, Overstock.com founder and CEO, said, “Peace Coliseum manifests the duality of our enterprise. The peace sign represents the caring attitude we extend to our colleagues, clients and community, while the coliseum represents the toughness of our bold capitalist spirit.”