Service: Facility Services

Collins Aerospace – Lenexa Center of Excellence

Workplace Architecture and Design’s (Workplace A+D) 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 A+D 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 A+D 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.

Qorvo Building M

Workplace Architecture + Design served as Lead Design Consultant for Qorvo’s new three-story Mobile headquarters on their Greensboro, NC campus. Our firm completed an extensive, 258-page programming book that documented needs and requirements of the new building which was used to secure a development team for the new construction. Also serving as interior design lead for the project, our team combined best practice workplace concepts to meet detailed project goals for Qorvo’s new Mobile facility. The building combines 115,000 square feet of flexible, innovative office environment with 35,000 square feet of advanced microelectronics labs to provide a work environment designed to stimulate innovation and collaboration while simultaneously benefiting employee health and wellness.

During the design phase, our team worked with Qorvo to design and bid an extensive, kit-of-parts, furniture package that has been highly coordinated with the project’s design and goals. Our team has since helped translate the furniture and design features of the new Qorvo Mobile Building into a nation-wide facility standard and guideline for Qorvo’s US-based workplaces. Serving in a national design manager role, our team has worked on several additional, highly engaged and innovative projects for Qorvo, including their IDP Headquarters in Texas and their new Mobile addition in Florida.

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.  

National General Insurance Company – Madison Park

National General Insurance, formerly known as GMAC Insurance specializes in underwriting auto insurance with nearly 700 employees into 116,000 square feet of the 5620 and 5630 building at Madison Park. Workplace Architecture + Design headed the complete renovation along with West & Stem Architects and Magnolia Construction with a total project budget of $9 million. The project included a new signature entry building connecting the 5620 and the 5630 which consist of an approximately 1250 square foot, three story lobby space. Workplace Architecture + Design established an open, glass-filled atmosphere creating a collaborative, state of the art facility.

Collins Aerospace Headquarters

Workplace A+D was retained by BE Aerospace to help consolidate multiple locations under one roof in the Oak Summit Business Park. The project began with an early capacity study and test fit of the 190 building followed by intensive space programming and standards development. After establishment of planning concepts and guidelines, Workplace A +D  orchestrated an exploratory tour of installations and major showrooms with the client to investigate leading edge research and trends for advanced workplace design. Standards developed around flexibility as a priority, technology access, transparency and daylighting, and using modular architecture combined with a sophisticated tool kit of furniture components and open plan collaboration areas. The project included the design and demonstration center for the seating group, with state-of-the-art multi media presentation capability combined with space for prototype aircraft seat, galley, cabin display.

NGIC – Keghouse Upfit

Workplace Architecture + Design (Workplace) worked with National General Management Corporation’s NGIC Insurance business unit to provide architectural, engineering and interior design services for the Tenant Improvement of approximately 11,750 Gross Square Feet. Workplace acted as the lead point of contact providing full service Architecture, Interior Design and Project Management from project initiation through completion. Workplace managed the project design team, monitored the schedule and provided reporting to NGIC.

Collins Aerospace Module Four Production Facility

Workplace Architecture + Design (Workplace A+D) provided interior design and architecture consulting for a two-story office component and factory floor workspaces. Workplace A+D  worked  in coordination with the Developer’s architect to provide complete interior design documents for the project and coordinate all furniture, color and material selections, furniture layouts and millwork details. The scope also included specification and procurement consultation for the furniture and equipment involved with the project. This project is another successful example of the long standing relationship Workplace A+D holds with its clients. 

Brayton International Showroom

Workplace A+D worked in coordination with Brayton International’s Product Development and Launch staff to develop recommendations, design drawings, work instructions and project pricing for renovations to the Brayton Chicago Showroom, Merchandise Mart Space 11-114, prior to Neocon 2005.