SC Johnson headquarters designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

SC Johnson Buildings, Last Functioning Corporate Headquarters Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

Continuing Wright’s Legacy, the Family Company Encourages Visitors through its Free Tours

SC Johnson owns the last operational corporate headquarters designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. 

SC Johnson offers free public tours of its historic Research Tower and Administration Building in Racine, WI.

RACINE, Wis., April 25, 2017 – While famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s portfolio includes a number of offices and headquarters buildings, SC Johnson owns the last operational corporate headquarters that Wright designed. To help continue Wright’s important legacy, SC Johnson, the maker of trusted household products like Glade®, Raid®, Scrubbing Bubbles® and Ziploc®, has once again started its free public tours of its historic Research Tower and Administration Building.

“At SC Johnson, our remarkable buildings are just one of the many reasons that make SC Johnson a great place to work,” said Kelly M. Semrau, Senior Vice President - Global Corporate Affairs, Communication and Sustainability, SC Johnson. “These two buildings have been home to so many remarkable points in SC Johnson’s history, including the creation of Raid®, Glade®, OFF!® and Pledge®. The kind of groundbreaking innovation that went into the building design has sparked our employees’ original thinking for decades and continues to inspire creativity to this day.” 

Frank Lloyd Wright fans, architecture aficionados and those that love SC Johnson’s household products will be delighted to visit SC Johnson and experience the company’s one-of-a-kind historic buildings. SC Johnson’s 2017 tour schedule runs March through December and provides different views of their inspired architecture including:

  • Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Research Tower
  • Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Administration Building
  • The recently refurbished 1940s penthouse office of SC Johnson’s third generation leader, H.F. Johnson Jr. (available on weekend tours only)
  • Award-winning Foster + Partners-designed Fortaleza Hall

SC Johnson’s Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings are also the first stops on Wisconsin’s new Frank Lloyd Wright Trail. A product of conversations between SC Johnson and Wisconsin State Rep. Cory Mason, with support from Speaker Robin Vos, the trail connects nine of Wright’s architectural sites across the state to make it easier from visitors around the globe to experience and enjoy Wright’s legacy in his home state.  

SC Johnson welcomes visitors to experience our Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings Thursday through Sunday. While the tours are free, reservations are required. To learn more about SC Johnson’s free tours and to make a reservation, visit www.scjohnson.com/visit.

To learn more about SC Johnson’s inspired architecture, please visit www.scjohnson.com/en/company/architecture.aspx.

About SC Johnson

SC Johnson is a family company dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care, as well as professional products. It markets such well-known brands as GLADE®, KIWI®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN®, TANA®, BAMA®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, MR MUSCLE® and RIDSECT®. The 131-year-old company, which generates $10 billion in sales, employs approximately 13,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world. www.scjohnson.com