Kimball International Portfolio

Kimball International Portfolio


Kimball International is a leading omnichannel commercial furnishings company with deep expertise in
the Workplace, Health, and Hospitality markets. We combine our bold entrepreneurial spirit, a history of
craftsmanship, and today’s design-driven thinking alongside a commitment to our culture of caring and
lasting connections with our customers, shareholders, employees, and communities.​

SIZE: 97,000 SF (7 Locations)     

SUSTAINABILITY: WELL Health-Safety Rated, WELL Equity Rated, Multiple WELL certifications

MARKET SECTOR: Showroom, Manufacturing, Office, Retail, Furniture

LOCATION: Jasper, IN; Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Washington D.C.; and Los
Angeles, USA

Kimball International earned the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI)’s WELL Health-Safety Rating for the Jasper, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles showrooms in the U.S. As one of the first furniture manufacturers to have multiple corporate showrooms certified, this designation marks an important achievement and visible commitment to supporting the health of individuals that visit their showroom spaces. This milestone signifies Kimball International’s efforts to prepare for re-entry in a post-COVID environment, instilling confidence in occupants and the broader community. By prioritizing the health of their staff, visitors, and stakeholders, Kimball International can
proudly display this rating in all seven of their corporate showrooms.

“The pandemic has highlighted the critical role that buildings, and those that operate and manage them, play in supporting health, safety, and well-being,” said Andrea Rohleder, WELL AP and Marketing Manager for Kimball International. “Transmission of COVID-19 has been found to largely occur in indoor and enclosed environments, so it’s more important than ever to ensure our facilities are safe and welcoming. We are thrilled to be one of only a few furniture manufacturers that can proudly declare that all of our corporate showrooms are WELL Health- Safety Rated. This rare distinction proves our commitment to our partners and employees, as well as our dedication to overall wellness.” “This is a tremendous accomplishment,” said Rachel Hodgdon, President and CEO of the International WELL Building Institute. “I want to congratulate and thank Kimball International for their significant contributions toward better buildings, more vibrant communities, and stronger organizations.”

Kimball International earned the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI)’s WELL Equity Rating for the Jasper, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles showrooms in the U.S. Kimball is the first in the manufacturing industry and retail industry to achieve the WELL Equity Rating and one of the first globally to achieve the rating in multiple locations. By prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion for their staff, visitors, and stakeholders, Kimball International can proudly display this rating in all seven of their corporate showrooms.

Kimball International has achieved, and is currently in the process of achieving, WELL certifications for numerous showrooms across the U.S.
You can learn more about the individual projects here:

“We are incredibly proud to achieve WELL Certified Platinum for our corporate headquarters,” said Jessica Gubbins, Senior Director of Brand Marketing, Kimball International. “With one of our guiding principles being ‘Our People are Our Company’ it is incredibly important to us to have an environment that puts the health and safety of our people first, and also gives us the opportunity to share the benefits of being WELL Certified with our guests.”

Photos courtesy of Kimbal International

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Global Wave Integration

Global Wave Integration

Global Wave Integration elevates and simplifies everyday living with imagination driven technologies. GWI creates tailored, intelligent spaces for family entertainment, working from home environments, and sophisticated theater experiences through custom lighting, sound, a/v, security and so much more. GWI’s dedicated team is comprised of the region’s finest technology designers and their Showroom is the ideal representation of how their work integrates so perfectly with the WELL Building Standard. GWI has a goal of WELL v2 Platinum level certification for their Showroom.

SIZE: 4,000 SF    

SUSTAINABILITY: Goal of WELL v2 Platinum certification



GWI’s Showroom includes technologies and products that address the WELL Building Standard’s 10 Concepts, including:

  • Immersive Audio-Visual Displays: High-quality audio and visual setups create an immersive environment, allowing visitors to experience GWI’s solutions in realistic scenarios.
  • Cutting-Edge Automation: Visitors can witness advanced automation systems controlling lighting, climate, and entertainment systems, demonstrating GWI’s expertise in home automation.
  • Innovative Control Interfaces: Interactive touch panels, voice commands, and mobile apps showcase the intuitive interfaces through which users manage their smart home systems.
  • Customization Examples: Different room setups exhibit how GWI tailors solutions to individual preferences, from lighting scenes to personalized entertainment zones.
  • Energy Efficiency Solutions: Demonstrations of energy-efficient systems such as smart thermostats and solar power integration emphasize GWI’s commitment to sustainable living.
  • Biophilic Design: The showroom incorporates biophilic elements such as indoor plants, natural materials, and large windows that connect occupants with nature, promoting a sense of well-being.
  • Circadian Lighting: Innovative circadian lighting systems mimic natural daylight patterns, optimizing occupants’ circadian rhythms, enhancing mood, and supporting healthier sleep-wake cycles.
  • Acoustic Comfort: Carefully designed acoustic treatments ensure a tranquil environment, reducing noise and enhancing sound quality for stress reduction and relaxation.
  • Ergonomic Furniture: Showroom spaces are furnished with ergonomically designed furniture, promoting proper posture and comfort, which contributes to overall physical well-being.

GWI’s involvement with WELL certification has played a significant role in helping GWI move into the wellness industry in various ways:
  • Human-Centric Design: WELL places a strong emphasis on creating spaces that prioritize the health and comfort of occupants. GWI has integrated these principles into its design approach, ensuring that the solutions they offer align with the wellness goals of their clients.
  • Enhanced Indoor Air Quality: WELL standards emphasize the importance of indoor air quality, including ventilation and filtration systems. GWI has incorporated these guidelines into their projects, promoting healthier living environments for occupants.
  • Natural Light and Lighting Design: WELL emphasizes access to natural light and the optimization of artificial lighting to support circadian rhythms. GWI’s expertise in lighting design aligns with these principles, enabling them to create spaces that positively impact occupant well-being.
  • Acoustic Comfort: WELL includes requirements for noise reduction and acoustic comfort. GWI’s solutions consider soundscaping, acoustic treatments, and integrated audio systems to create environments that promote relaxation and reduce stress.
  • Biophilia Integration: WELL encourages the incorporation of biophilic elements like plants and natural materials to connect occupants with nature. GWI’s designs often include these elements, fostering a sense of well-being and connection to the environment.
  • Fitness and Movement: GWI’s move into wellness is also seen in their integration of fitness and movement-friendly designs, aligning with WELL’s focus on encouraging physical activity within spaces.
  • Healthy Materials: WELL encourages the use of non-toxic, sustainable materials. GWI’s choices in materials for their projects are influenced by these considerations, promoting healthier indoor environments.
  • Educational Opportunities: The WELL certification process involves educating occupants about wellness-promoting features. GWI’s solutions often incorporate educational elements, empowering clients to make the most of their living spaces for their well-being.

To learn more about GWI, their showroom and their services: