Office Sense: The spaceship Enterprise

markel buildingIt’s Richmond’s very own Guggenheim.

Except it looks like a spaceship and the biggest tenant is not an art museum but the insurance agency Straus, Itzkowitz & LeCompte.

This month BizSense Vids take a look at the Enterprise Center, which you’ve no doubt noticed while shopping at Willow Lawn.

The building was completed in 1965, which is just  few years after the actual Guggenheim opened in New York.

Locally-based insurance company Markel Corp. commissioned the architect Haig Jamgochian to come up with the design for their new headquarters. Jamgochian, a native Richmonder, apparently found inspiration while unwrapping the aluminum foil on a baked potato. Hence the aluminum skin on the building.

You can read more about the building here.

The 39,000 square-foot structure has 12 tenants and is considered class B office space.

Make sure to watch the video in entirety, as we have learned a new editing trick.


markel buildingIt’s Richmond’s very own Guggenheim.

Except it looks like a spaceship and the biggest tenant is not an art museum but the insurance agency Straus, Itzkowitz & LeCompte.

This month BizSense Vids take a look at the Enterprise Center, which you’ve no doubt noticed while shopping at Willow Lawn.

The building was completed in 1965, which is just  few years after the actual Guggenheim opened in New York.

Locally-based insurance company Markel Corp. commissioned the architect Haig Jamgochian to come up with the design for their new headquarters. Jamgochian, a native Richmonder, apparently found inspiration while unwrapping the aluminum foil on a baked potato. Hence the aluminum skin on the building.

You can read more about the building here.

The 39,000 square-foot structure has 12 tenants and is considered class B office space.

Make sure to watch the video in entirety, as we have learned a new editing trick.


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