One World Offices

The availability of buildings in South Dakota — and the Midwest in general — is staggering due to net population losses throughout the region. Seeking to keep the youth of Mobridge, South Dakota from moving to cities far away which promise more of everything, the clients bought and renovated a 20,000 square foot nineteenth century industrial building in South Dakota. When completely built-out, the building design will accommodate nearly 200 employees, allowing it to become a major employer in the community. In addition to the 175-seat call center, 9-executive offices, and a data vault, One World wanted their new offices to offer a number of additional programs typically found in urban areas but not immediately available in the vicinity such as a day care facility, a gym, a conference center, and a cafe. The interiors are defined by minimal modern materials set against the existing architectural fragments and materials saved from the existing building as well as elements found in the local craft of the community, such as Native American corncob murals and hay topiary.