Service: Architecture

Collins Aerospace – Lenexa Center of Excellence

Workplace’s partnership with Collins Aerospace continued with the planning, design, and development of a new facility in their Kansas City market.

Serving as the project architect and design team lead, Workplace provided a work environment that balances collaboration and privacy, a fluid mix of work cafes and conference rooms (of all sizes) equally with individual phone rooms and break away spaces, all aspects of the research, development, and engineering process has a place in the new facility. Workplace and Collins Aerospace, partnered with a diverse engineering firm and have designed a flagship Center of Excellence that will allow Collins Aerospace to further develop and strengthen their industry-leading aerospace technologies and market dominance in a sustainable, collaborative and progressive working environment.

Senior Services Intergenerational Center for Arts & Wellness

Senior Services Intergenerational for Arts & Wellness

Workplace Architecture + Design has been working with Senior Services on the planning and
design of their new Intergenerational Center for Arts and Wellness since 2019. Planning and
research began on the groundbreaking facility by studying the benefits of intergenerational
connections and strategies to implement them within a facility. Centering around a new home
for the Elizabeth and Tab Williams Adult Day Center and a new preschool/childcare facility for
Family Services, the project has integrated a number of local partners to cohabitate within a
single one-of-a-kind facility to offer community programs that benefit older adults and younger
adults–providing services focused around arts and wellness, for a wholistic approach to health
and wellbeing.
The complexity of the project revolves around creating a cohesive facility with a number of
organizations operating harmoniously. Within the building is the Williams Adult Day Center,
Family Services child care, the Hispanic League, Novant Health, Winston-Salem State University,
Atrium Health Wake Forest-Baptist’s Sticht Center, Sawtooth School for Visual Arts, Second
Harvest Food Bank of NWNC, and others. The facility centers around the Main Street Concept,
which symbolizes the fact that all these partners are providing a community of services to
Forysth County residents. This is a city within a building.

Second Harvest Food Bank Northwest North Carolina

Second Harvest Food Bank was quickly outgrowing their current facility in Winston-Salem and partnered with Workplace Architecture+Design to plan, find the best site, and design their new headquarters. The goal of the project was to allow for their entire operations to be housed under a single roof, provide room for growth and expanded service offerings to the community, and provide a technology-rich and progressive work environment that will allow for new opportunities to engage partners, volunteers, and their workforce in ensuring that Northwest North Carolina provides food for all–encompassing their tagline: Everyone Deserves to Eat. Beginning with a detailed programming exercise, Workplace A+D developed detailed facility requirements that were deployed against a number of existing and new sites–ultimately landing on the redevelopment of a brownfield site in Whitaker Park with a new 140,000 SF state-of-the-art facility. The facility includes nearly 10,500 square feet of Culinary space–including teaching kitchens and classrooms,a production kitchen, and a catering kitchen, around 95,000 square feet of warehousing space (including roughly 13,000 square feet of refrigeration) to foster the receipt and distribution of food to the community, and around 34,000 square feet of office space for the SHFB employees and their volunteer base.The facility design delivers a flexible working environment, an abundance of natural light, and a technology-rich facility to allow innovation to flourish.This project won the NAIOP 2023 Industrial Project of the Year.Second Harvest Food Bank is a non-profit serving the Northwest North Carolina region to help eliminate hunger in our region. Our team assisted with programming, site selection and feasibility studies prior to completing the full design and project execution. As part of the project, we had input from a number of community-based organizations and community-based volunteers to help guide how the facility could help improve upon the service offerings the Second Harvest Team deployed.

Inmar at One West Fourth

Workplace Architecture + Design acted as the lead point of contact providing full service Architecture, Interior Design and Contract Administration from project initiation through completion. Workplace A+D managed the project design team, monitored the schedule and provided reporting. Scope of work included the sub-contracting and supervision of engineering services, and construction contract administration. Workplace A+D has had a long standing relationship with Inmar through multiple moves and design reconfigurations for the ever changing workplace environment.

Key Risk Insurance Company

In an improved effort to recruit and retain employees, Key Risk moved from its Greensboro location to High Point, NC where the third floor overlooks centerfield at Truist Point, home of the High Point Rockers baseball team. Workplace A+D served as Architect of Record working with Chicago based design and architecture firm- LJC to provide a high-end corporate office space. Design Standards set forth by the parent company- Berkley Insurance were incorporated while also recognizing the industrial and historic feel of the building itself. A variety of textures, saturated blues, warm wood tones, and mixed materials come together to achieve the modern but warm aesthetic.

Crescent One

Flywheel Greenville will be the anchor tenant for the Crescent Startup Community. Projected to open in Fall of 2023, the coworking innovation center will have forty private office suites, several coworking areas, a large event space, seminar rooms, and a social commons. This innovation Center will also house Furman University’s Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, South Carolina Research Authority, and VentureSouth.

Collins Aerospace 150 Oak Plaza

Collins Aerospace

Workplace Architecture + Design was retained by BE Aerospace (now Collins Aerospace) to provide programming, space planning, design and construction documentation of the 150 Oak Plaza building.  We also served as the project manager for this project. This was the consolidation of over 250 aerospace engineers from various locations and the headquarters of their aircraft interiors divisions. Additionally, we were responsible for coordinating the furniture selections, as well as coordinating the interior signage package and the exterior signage for the building.  

Synergy Labs

As Synergy Labs Hildebran, NC campus continued to grow, Workplace A+D was retained to help bring new life to a two-story, 12,000 square foot portion of the facility, in efforts to house a new campus-wide breakroom, additional office space, and additional collaboration space. A new exterior facade, roof, and brand new building systems were installed to infiltrate the space with natural light, provide a welcoming entrance for employees and visitors, and develop a collaboration hub for the Synergy team. The project also included a new, roughly 3,000 square foot outdoor deck, planting, and seating area. 

Greenville Independent and Assisted Living

After a successful programming stage of this project, Workplace A+D served as the architect and lead point of contact providing full service Design Services from project initiation through completion. Workplace A+D managed the project design team, monitored the schedule and provided reporting to the Core Team.

VF Corporation Headquarters

As a nearly complete renovation of VF Corporation’s 179,000 square foot Greensboro facility, a key goal was to restack the building to create a cohesive and collaborative work environment, while co-locating teams. Working with Rapt Studio, out of San Francisco, the team, upgraded infrastructure and designed flexible workspaces to enhance employee well-being and productivity. The design incorporated sustainable principles and reflected VF Corporation’s brand identity. The end result was a comprehensive transformation of the existing space into a modern, efficient, and collaborative work environment that supports VF Corporation’s business objectives. The new space not only provides employees with a comfortable and productive place to work but also helps to reinforce VF Corporation’s culture and brand identity.