Smyrna Ready Mix, Corporate Office
Smyrna Ready Mix Concrete (SRM) is a family-owned and operated ready-mix company founded in Smyrna, Tennessee. The company started with only three trucks in 1999 and today has over 2,500 employees throughout the country. The company’s founders selected EOA to design their first corporate headquarters building to anchor a new 800-acre mixed-use development at the gateway to their hometown of Smyrna.
The vertical layering of the five-stories of corporate offices mimics the rhythms found in the adjacent stone quarry used by the company. Full glazing was desired to take advantage of the 800-acre vista as well as showcase the structural components. The building’s slender exposed concrete columns and curving shapes showcase the concrete material on which the company has been built. In addition, the cantilevered post-tension slabs show the strength and sculptural possibilities of concrete.
Boasting unprecedented corporate amenities for the on-site staff as well as their drivers, the first floor includes on-site dining, a fitness facility, training and community rooms as well as a daycare for 100 of the company and community’s children.
Smyrna Ready Mix
2022 Merit Award, AIA Middle Tennessee
Corey Gaffer, Gaffer Photography
Diagrams and Illustrations by EOA