Citrix, Raleigh, N.C.
Citrix facilities staff chose a spacious, 8-foot diameter BoonAssist TQ manual revolving door with its power assist, low-energy drive feature for the primary entrance to the building. The door’s “push and go” rotation feature allows staff and visitors to enter with minimum effort. The BoonAssist TQ revolving door has a swing door located next to it; those entering the building can use both entrances. After hours, only the swing door is open and anyone entering must badge in.
Upon entering the large lobby, staff and visitors must badge through Swinglane 900 optical turnstiles with swinging glass gates to enter the modern interior. “The Swinglane entrances are quite intuitive,” says Jenna Geigerman, senior manager, Facilities & Real Estate. The Swinglane closes quickly after one person enters, sending the message to the next person coming through to badge in individually. “Employees learned that rather quickly,” Geigerman recalls.
She adds: “The entrances are pretty while being highly functional and secure. There is a lot of visibility of the traffic and that’s a great feature—the design—lots of glass and a low profile. We’ve discovered an additional benefit: Should a visitor pass through the Swinglane entrance when leaving but still have something to say to the staffer who brought them to the lobby, due to the nice, open design, the two can converse through the entrance without the need to re-enter. The entrances are more fluid while providing the security that every business needs. The design is also consistent with the look and feel of our building.”
Revolving Door and Turnstiles Manufacturer: Boon Edam
In 2014, Citrix transformed an abandoned warehouse into a 170,000-square-foot new-generation modern workplace designed to stimulate creativity, collaboration, productivity and employee engagement. The environmentally forward workplace design, combined with Citrix technologies that provide people with instant access to apps, desktops and data on any device, embodies and underscores the company’s core vision of enabling people to work better. The interior features a wide variety of casual and open meeting spaces, conference rooms built from storage containers, offices, and call-center rooms featuring living walls of stone and plants.