KPMG provides business solutions and audit, tax and advisory services nationwide and internationally. The company broke ground in late May of 2018 on their $450 million, state-of-the art learning, development and global training center. Headquartered out of Amstelveen, Netherlands, and known as one of the Big Four auditors, KPMG has constructed this facility on the company’s 55-acre campus in Lake Nona, Florida. The new facility is being designed to further enhance KPMG’s World-Class training capabilities for its partners and professionals.  

The new Development and Global Training Center will feature ample conference and training rooms as well as 800 guest rooms, fitness and outdoor recreational facilities, and multiple food and beverage venues – all to create an energetic and exciting forum for learning and innovation within a larger community that focuses on inspiring human performance. The facility is scheduled to open in early 2020.

“Our center will be the cornerstone of our learning and development strategy, which will continue to blend in-person training and virtual options,” said P. Scott Ozanus, Deputy Chairman and Chief Operating Officer, KPMG LLP. “It will give our partners and professionals the benefits of alternating between classroom and field-like training environments for an experience that is interactive, innovative, and collaborative.”

DPR Construction was selected as general contractor, and Gensler, a New York-based design and architecture firm is providing design and architecture according to LEED standards established by the U.S. Green Building Council.

The Cary, North Carolina branch of Wheaton Sprague Building Envelope provided comprehensive shop drawings, fabrication drawings, and structural engineering calculations for the main entrance and Convention Center area curtain wall and glazing systems for the project to Harmon, Inc, the glazing subcontractor. Wheaton Sprague started the project from a base system design and produced their drawings and calculations for the designated systems.

Especially challenging was the fact that the project was executed on a rapid and compressed schedule. Meeting the schedule, however, allowed Harmon to be on site for installation in the Spring.