Valvoline desired a new headquarters building that communicates the 150-year heritage of the brand as a leader in racing while also capturing the future of their technology and product innovation. In response, SCB designed a new corporate headquarters that supports a growing staff of 500 employees by creating a unique, open, and flexible workplace that reflects the legacy and future of the Valvoline brand.


Verus Partners


Lexington, KY


Interior Design /
Corporate /

SCB was chosen for both the architectural and interior design of the 162,000-square-foot, four-story, build-to-suit headquarters for Valvoline. SCB designed the building to be two elongated bars connected by a central interconnecting stair, which provides an open office environment filled with natural light and views of the surrounding landscape. The double-height lobby space houses Valvoline’s identity exhibitions, and car-themed wall décor and vehicular-shaped furniture highlight the company’s dedication to engine performance.

 Key design drivers were to energize and galvanize employees by showcasing the brand’s power, offer work-life balance, facilitate healthy lifestyles for employees, and create a space that supports how employees want to work while also being comfortable.