American Financial

The Woodlands, Texas

American Financial & Automotive Services, Inc. assists dealers in learning special financing methods, increasing profits and training sales personnel to deliver the highest level of service possible. American Financial & Automotive Services, Inc. hired Ziegler Cooper Architects to help in the relocation of their offices to a new building overlooking the waterway in The Woodlands, TX. The offices include 24,930-square-feet of executive offices, sales space, a large training facility, a break area, graphics department and support areas.

The client requested that the design team maximize the view of the waterway from the executive and reception areas creating an exciting reception area with the “wow factor”.  Design challenges included separating the training facility and break area circulation from the executive and sales office area; providing large open office areas for the graphics departments and support areas while maintaining an environment that everyone can share access to an outside view and natural light. As a solution, demountable glass partitions were used throughout the executive and sales area offices as well as in the training room. In addition, the AV/IT area located inboard has a glass surround to allow employees to have visual access into the IT staff and to allow for the IT personnel to share the natural light flowing in from the glass front offices.