5 Things You Didn't Know About Hutton's New HQ
May 13, 2021
The future of work is bright at the brand new headquarters of Hutton. Located in the central Wichita neighborhood of Delano, with Instagrammable views of downtown just across the river, the next-generation office building is a masterclass in Hutton’s architecture and construction expertise and a showcase of its purpose to “build life.” Find five things you didn’t know about its new HQ.
1. The building is eco-friendly.
From the materials used in construction to the interior layout, incredible care was put into every detail, and it shows. The building itself is the first in the state of Kansas to be built with mass timber: using high-quality, eco-friendly cross-laminated timber allowed for the inclusion of innovative sculptural and design elements into the layout. The wood interweaves with steel and stone, evoking a modern naturalism while also benefiting the environment.
2. The company’s core values are uniquely displayed throughout the office.
The building is organized into “neighborhoods”, each developed around one of Hutton’s core values - Lead, Inspire, Respect and Construct. The open-office design offers ample opportunity for collaboration, while providing plenty of space for quiet productivity. Each neighborhood has a core value prominently and uniquely displayed. For example, the "Lead" wall features images of past and present visionaries and leaders, serving as a source of inspiration to each team member and visitor that passes by.
3. Inspiration is taken from history’s greatest innovators and some of Wichita’s coolest artists.
Themed conference rooms feature local artists and inspirational quotes from prominent entrepreneurs and visionaries throughout American history: words of wisdom from Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, Walt Disney and others are featured alongside works by local artists including Curt Clonts, Chiyoko Myose, Lindsey Kernodle and Chris Bruner.
4. Its team is celebrated and honored.
There’s a portrait wall that proudly displays hand painted portraits of all employees who have been with Hutton for more than 25 years – and there are a lot of paintings on that wall.
5. It’s a place you want to be.
The result of these intentional aspects is a building that authentically portrays a company looking to grow in ways that positively impact its community. Hutton’s strategic vision includes a declaration that it is actively looking for change makers and talent at the top of their field who are excited to work for a company that values their unique abilities.