Design Completion Marks Milestone for Schwan Cosmetics U.S. Headquarters

Private-Label Supplier Consolidates Operations to Improve Client and Employee Experience

July 08, 2014   |   Nashville, Tenn.   |   Projects

Gresham, Smith and Partners, a leading multi-disciplinary design and consulting firm for the built environment, is pleased to announce design completion for Schwan Cosmetics USA’s new 172,000-square-foot headquarters and manufacturing facility in Murfreesboro, Tenn., 35 miles southeast of Nashville. The German-based private-label cosmetics supplier selected the 25-acre greenfield site in late 2013. GS&P is part of a design-build team with Turner Construction. The facility is expected to open in second-quarter 2015.

“We want to congratulate Schwan Cosmetics on this notable milestone and express our gratitude for the opportunity to work on such a worthwhile project,” said project manager Scott Schulz, senior architect at Gresham, Smith and Partners. “We believe our team has created a crisp, modern, quality-focused environment that strengthens Schwan’s brand identity and service capabilities without losing focus on the manufacturing need for efficient process-driven design. The new facility will successfully connect Schwan’s strategic goals with something concrete, resulting in a progressive space with international appeal that embodies the company’s tagline: ‘Inspiration Engineered.”

GS&P is ranked as the #4 Top Industrial-Sector Architecture Firm in the United States by Building Design and Construction magazine. The firm has designed and engineered numerous manufacturing facilities throughout the Southeast across a wide range of industrial segments. GS&P is currently designing a state-of-the-art steel-pipe finishing facility for American Cast Iron Pipe Company’s Birmingham operations. Other clients include Bridgestone/Firestone, Nissan, Hwashin America, ORACAL, Rolls-Royce, Blue Bell Creameries, Navistar and United Launch Alliance. The firm’s experienced team is committed to creating innovative and cost-effective solutions suited to process-driven plant construction projects.

About Gresham, Smith and Partners

Gresham, Smith and Partners provides design and consulting solutions for the built environment that contribute to the success of national and international clients. For more than 45 years, GS&P has focused on enhancing quality of life and sustainability within our communities. GS&P consists of industry-leading professionals practicing architecture and engineering design as well as scientists and highly specialized strategic and management consultants in Aviation, Corporate and Urban Design, Environmental Services, Federal, Healthcare, Industrial, Land Planning, Transportation and Water Resources. GS&P consistently ranks among the top architecture and engineering firms in the world. For more information regarding GS&P, visit www.greshamsmith.com.

“We believe our team has created a crisp, modern, quality-focused environment that strengthens Schwan’s brand identity and service capabilities without losing focus on the manufacturing need for efficient process-driven design.”

Scott Schulz, AIA, LEED AP, senior architect at Gresahm, Smith and Partners