Orlando’s Creative Village District, already home to the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy, a partnership between EA and the University of Central Florida, welcomes one of the nation’s leading gaming development companies. EA, creator of numerous games including the Madden series, will move into this five-story building designed as a creative environment for up to 700 employees. Building amenities include a 625-vehicle parking garage and an outdoor plaza.
TLC’s designs accommodate the additional power needs for four floors of offices, specialized EA spaces, extensive data equipment rooms, and a first floor kitchen/dining area for employees. Lighting is all LED with a programmable, intelligent building-wide lighting control system that allows for individual control of lights in select areas. HVAC design includes a chilled water system with two rooftop aircooled package chillers, with two chilled water VAV air handling units on each floor. Increased ventilation is planned to improve indoor air quality for occupants and reduce risks of virus transmission through increases air change rates, addressing the current COVID-19 issues. Technology includes a structured cabling system using CAT 6A, fiber optic backbone, wireless network to support wireless access points, Voice Over IP system, and audio/visual system with IP-based distribution and displays.