Pioneer Companies Headquarters in Syracuse, NY designed by el dorado inc in 2011. The Pioneer Companies Headquarters is located on the top level of a newly constructed six-story building in downtown Syracuse. Founded in the 1960s, Pioneer Companies has been a family-owned development business for more than four decades.
When Pioneer CEO and Chairman Michael P. Falcone read about el dorado’s design for the Hodgdon Powder Facility, he was drawn to our inventive use of simple building systems. He wanted a similar aesthetic and application of building systems in his new space.
They corralled the 12,000 sf office program into distinct activity nodes, each node capitalizing on natural light and views of downtown Syracuse. el dorado inc worked with Derek Porter Studio to balance daylight with artificial lighting, which includes exposed, flush-mounted fluorescent strip fixtures and diffused, concealed fluorescent lights.
Syracuse Office Environments provided a playful arrangement of furniture systems. Mr. Falcone, himself a photographer and collector of contemporary photography, worked with Gotham Art Services to situate his art collection in the new space and give it a final, personal touch.
el dorado inc has offices in Kansas City, Missouri and Wichita, Kansas. el dorado is located in the Crossroads District in Kansas City, MO. The Crossroads is a truly mixed-use urban area, combining arts-related businesses, manufacturing facilities, residential occupancies, and up to five trees growing in it if you count the big tan-colored weed that’s growing on the roof of the PCB building. You can buy fancy chocolate and underwear in the Crossroads, just like in the Pioneer days. You can buy a new sticker for your skateboard or a distributor cap for your car and ride in or on either of them up to the Freight House to watch the trains drift by. You can attend an art opening at one of the twenty galleries in the area, and afterwards you can visit your choice of two Town Topics at which to buy an honest, paper-wrapped cheeseburger. (Go there after midnight to hear the kinds of things that people in Edward Hopper paintings must have said, in the era of Burma Shave and fedoras.) The Crossroads is not heaven: it’s loud and gritty and it’s hard to park there sometimes, but it’s really a pretty damn good place, and they’ve done a lot of work there, and they love it there and can’t imagine themselves anywhere else.