Dick’s Sporting Goods’ new corporate campus – a $125 million dollar complex of 670,000 square feet in 5 interconnected buildings on a 116-acre site – provides extensive workspace for employees alongside spaces for athletics and leisure. In addition to merchandising rooms, executive and staff offices, the headquarters includes a complete athletic facility, auditorium, café, airstrip and hangar for the corporate jet. Strada worked with the developer and the tenant (DSG) from the outset to master plan the extensive site, which is immediately adjacent to the main runway of Pittsburgh International Airport.
Strada’s design for the landscape preserves and enhances the woodland character of the site with a blend of formal, garden, and naturalized planting. Terraces near the building’s central atrium integrate the topography of the woodland site into a lively water feature.
Two major initiatives were undertaken on the site to recycle stormwater. In the main parking lots, the landscaped islands will function as bioswales that filter runoff and provide passive irrigation to the plantings. At the head of the stream valley around which the building is sited, a new series of waterfalls and pools is created, fed by a rooftop cistern. Rooftop rainwater is collected and stored in a 50,000 gallon storage tank for recirculation through the series of five waterfalls – excess water flows out of the final waterfall and into the existing stream, creating a seasonal intermittent flow to supplement existing runoff.