Since 1971, Häfele has been an international leader in the hardware industry. Häfele’s global headquarters are located in Nagold, Germany, where the company was originally founded. However, in order to properly serve the North America markets, in 1989 Häfele established the Häfele America Company, located in Archdale, NC. Given plans for growth and their current space constraints, the leadership team contracted Workplace A+D to conduct a programming study which then lead into the development of space planning and construction documents for the hardware company. The construction totaled a little over $8 million of expansion and renovation space for their headquarters office. Workplace A+D acted as the lead point of contact providing full service Project Management and Interior Design from project initiation through completion. Workplace A+D managed the project design team, monitored the schedule and provided reporting to Senior Management. Workplace A+D developed the Schematic Design for the project including spaceplace, selection of colors and materials, millwork, ceiling plans, and furniture layout.
“The completion of this sleek, stylish facility serves as a renewal of our company’s commitment to Archdale. This expansion gives our employees a modern, up-to-date workplace where all can efficiently collaborate and innovate. And we’ve got room to expand beyond that.” – Paul K. Smith, president of Häfele America Co.