The Burton Snowboards company headquarters and Flagship Store in Burlington, Vermont is the epicenter of an adored worldwide sporting goods brand. Burton built the world’s first snowboard factory in the 1970s and relocated these operations to Burlington in 1992.
For over 25 years, TruexCullins has been working with Burton Snowboards to develop their Burlington campus, planning site improvements, designing workspace for new departments, and envisioning future growth.
Corporate Headquarters, Retail, Office, and Manufacturing Lab
Master Planning, Architecture and Interior Design
150,000+ sq.ft. across two buildings
Multiple Interior Departments: 1997 – present
In the mid 1990’s, the Burton Snowboards Headquarters opened in a renovated 70,000 sq. ft. industrial building. The Burton campus included office, conference and warehouse space; a new entry, lobby and lounge; and an enlarged factory store.
The project successfully blended the rural spirit of Vermont with the industrial heritage of the building, a theme that has persisted over the course of 25 years of renovations and expansions.
Since opening their Headquarters in 1997, TruexCullins has continued to provide master planning, architectural and interior design services for multiple departments in the company.
All of these projects are designed to reinforce the Burton brand and its commitment to the outdoors, while tailoring each space to the individual needs and tastes of each group.
This open work space serves the Finance and IT Departments at Burton Snowboards.
Wood finishes add warmth to this former warehouse space. Windows were also added, and the existing ceilings were removed to reveal the full height.
Low partition walls provide privacy between desks and define areas for casual meetings.
The Prototype Shop is a state of the art research and development facility for snowboards and binding products. The shop, named after famed snowboarder Craig Kelly, includes a tour featuring Craig’s role in the development, manufacturing process, and history of snowboards.
The Wholesale Showroom provides a welcoming, vibrant space for Burton to present new products to their major retail buyers.
A combination of retail and social spaces create a relaxed vibe for visitors to fully experience the Burton brand. This project was a collaboration with Arcsine Architecture of Oakland, California.
A former industrial lab space within the facility was transformed into a new home for Burton Snowboards’ Apparel group. Here, Burton staff create new lines of off-mountain clothing.
Large glass overhead doors bring natural light
deep into the space. Wood slat shelters can be rolled over the workstations, giving everyone a unique level of control over their workspace.
Earlier projects included the Burton Marketing Department and Media Syndicate offices. These spaces reflect the brand and values of the company, while being tailored to the specific needs and character of the individual groups.
TruexCullins is working with Burton Snowboards to develop their flagship Burlington location into a new entertainment destination. The multi-use project will include a new restaurant, taproom, indoor skate park, and a 1000-person music venue.
The planned venue repurposes an unused warehouse space, making full use of the facility. The project will be a beacon within Burlington’s South End Arts District, supporting artists, entertainers, and community groups.