McCormick Spice Global Headquarters

Hunt Valley, Maryland

McCormick Spice, the global leader in spices and flavorings, contracted CMTA to help plan and execute a new 380,000 square foot headquarters to consolidate over one thousand staff members from four buildings into a single facility. McCormick’s goal for the project was to improve collaboration and communication across its departments and create a facility that represented the brand principles of sustainability, purity, innovation, and passion for flavor. This process started with helping McCormick identify facility needs, set energy and sustainability goals, evaluate different developer proposals, and eventually design and construct a building that is targeting LEED NC Gold level certification.

In addition to containing administrative offices, the building has a 30,000 square foot suite of sensory and culinary test kitchens as well as a cafeteria kitchen and dining area, full conference center, on-site medical center, and stunning

“vertical main street” atrium that allows nearly all of the building to take advantage of daylight harvesting. The building is designed to operate at 38 EUI. Solar domestic water heating and rough-ins for a future 915 KW solar photovoltaic parking canopy system will offset over 25% of the predicted annual energy use for the building.