Sara Lee Coffee & Tea (Now J.M. Smucker’s)

Manufacturing & Distribution | Interior Design


1368 Progress Road
Suffolk, Virginia


165,000 SF

Services Provided:
  • Initial Feasibility Test Fit
  • Site Master Planning
  • Full Architectural & Interior Design of Schematic Design & Design Development
  • Coordination of Structural, Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Design
  • Coordination of Landscape Design
  • Full Construction Documents
  • Construction Administration

Modeled after a production process developed in the Netherlands, this state-of-the-art, one-of-a-kind facility was designed to house a high-rise extraction tower, liquid coffee processing & packaging process, administration & North American sales offices under one roof. In addition, the campus includes buildings for spray drying, flash freezing, liquid utilities, chemical storage & wastewater treatment, along with two storage silos.


2003 HRACRE Industrial Design Award
2003 Metal Construction Association’s President’s Design Award Winner