A Tour of Mars Petcare’s New North American HQ
A team of architects and designers from architecture firm Hastings Architecture has recently built and designed a new office for pet food manufacturer Mars Petcare in Franklin, Tennessee.
“Mars Petcare officially opened its new North American headquarters in Franklin, Tennessee, created as the “Pet Friendly Workplace of the Future.” The new office fosters a collaborative working environment for Associates and their four-legged friends, including: wi-fi enabled dog park with seating areas and room to run so people and pets can work and play together, two indoor dog play areas, staffed by a “pack leader” and full-time “pet sitters” so Associates who may have a busy day can still bring their pets, coffee bars on every floor that also have automated “slurp stations” for pets so that everyone can enjoy break time together, custom pet bed and toy storage space throughout the office, wider furniture with pet-friendly fabric, including sofas and ottomans, so Associates can lounge with their furry friends, more than 60 acres of outdoor green space and walking paths – all designed with pet-friendly landscaping, the new corporate headquarters demonstrates how Mars Petcare is working every day to fulfill its purpose: A better world for pets and in turn, serve as a beacon for other business leaders across the country to introduce pet-friendly polices at their own workplaces,” said Hastings Architecture.
- Location: Franklin, Tennessee
- Date completed: 2019
- Size: 126,000 square feet
- Design: Hastings Architecture
- Photos: Hall + Merrick