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Single Story, Multi-tenant Office Building w/ no internal circulation

Aaron Call
LGE Design Group
March 31, 2020

I have an office campus consisting of (4) buildings that the owners want to re-position. All the buildings are single story and each has a separate entry from the sidewalk/parking area around the site. The only common areas are fire riser rooms or electrical rooms. the buildings could be multi-tenant, but would not have a common lobby, restrooms or corridors.

Which method would be better to use as a measurement, Method A or Method B. If I choose Method B, would I still need to calculate a Base Building Circulation, even though the building would never have any common corridors or lobbies?

David Fingret
Extreme Measures Inc.
April 1, 2020

Hi Aaron,

I would recommend using Method A. The only real benefit of Method B is that it helps maintain a consistent load factor throughout the life of the building. If your building will never have any corridors or lobbies then your Service and Amenity areas are fixed anyway, and so there would be no benefit using Method B. Furthermore, considering your description of the properties, if you did choose Method B, there would be nowhere to add Base Building Circulation since BBC is in effect a corridor.


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