Conversion of a 55,000SF manufacturing building into a synergistic environment for 145 Facilities & Operations personnel, formerly housed throughout the 124-acre campus. The program includes a wide range of functions, from offices to machine shops.
The primary organizing element is a new courtyard, anchoring a “street grid” of open walkways. All departments are accessed from this network through archways that spring from low partitions defining “street” edges. The interior space is large and open, but human in scale. Exposed utilities and the color scheme reinforce spatial organization. Interior glass walls enclose conference and break rooms that adjoin the glass courtyard, permitting views to the courtyard from spaces beyond.
Sustainable strategies include: copious interior daylight, a network of landscaped bio-swales, 100% of rainwater is absorbed for groundwater recharge, stands of trees and a vertical planting screen shade the building reducing the HVAC equipment.
Office View To Court
Central Break Room
Office & Break Rm
South, looking North
North Office Wing
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