Runza - Plaza on the Green

Runza - Plaza on the Green

The Clark Enersen Partners was selected by Runza Restaurants®, a regional restaurant chain, to design their new corporate headquarters. As Runza began to outgrow its current headquarters space that they had occupied for the past 30 years, Runza owners decided to look toward the future and build on a new site for the next generation. As stakeholders shared their goals and vision with our design team, it became evident that they wanted a place or site where they could design their own building that represented their identity of delivering high quality products.

After investigating various sites in southeast Lincoln, and working through our site analysis selection process, Runza chose the Firethorn development because of the quiet setting on a five-acre site located on a rare office-zoned lot on Firethorn’s executive golf course. The Plaza on the Green vision is one of modern, high efficiency architecture combined with light and natural surroundings—boasting large windows overlooking a golf course, a lush landscape design, walking path, and patio/deck space overlooking the 9th hole on the West Nine.

Runza occupies 15,000 square feet on the top floor of this three-level, 54,000-square-foot office building with plans to lease the remaining space to other professionals looking for a prestigious location in Lincoln. A 1,300-square-foot conference room is available to all tenants, as well as underground parking. The Runza Corporate Headquarters includes a combination of an open work environment with few enclosed offices, multiple workstation typologies, mothers room, shower facilities, office central “family room” for casual meetings and collaboration, abundance of natural light with magnificent views, commercial test kitchen, expandable conference rooms for training, and roof-top patio space.