Office, Lab, and Tech Center Plans
  • An automotive parts maker was expanding its technical center in Mexico. Five product divisions were expanding from a shared multi-story complex into a newly acquired plant next door. We determined space requirements and identified alternative assignments of offices, test labs, and prototype production. Labs included highly fixed machinery, specialized chambers, and intensive supporting utilities. This same client retained us to plan technology centers in the US, Poland, Germany, and China.
  • A maker of semiconductor manufacturing gear was expanding its offices and labs. We helped plan the layout of 30 administrative areas and labs in a new two-story building.
  • A big three automotive company wanted to relocate its world headquarters, research, and vehicle development to more efficient facilities. Working on a secret basis, we surveyed more than 80 existing buildings and then conceptualized the size and arrangement of their relocated activities. The completed facility is an industry landmark.
  • A well-known glassmaker was planning a now famous research facility. Layout disagreements halted construction and required penalty payments to the contractor. We helped resolve conflicts among lab managers and technicians allowing construction to resume.
  • A pharmaceutical company was expanding its offices and labs on a large campus site. We prepared a long-range facilities plan and assisted with individual layout projects.
  • The world’s largest agricultural machinery company needed larger labs and test cells in its product engineering center to accommodate larger tractor designs.  More engineering office space was needed for an expanding staff.  We helped to prepare a long-range master plan for this 600-acre complex.
  • For the largest manufacturing company in Europe, we helped to plan a customer innovation center in the US, complete with state-of-the-art collaborative design space and additive manufacturing for on-the-spot prototyping of turbine parts.
  • One of the world’s largest banks was reengineering its real estate management practices. We advised on the development of a corporate facilities plan, tied to business plans and capital budgets.