This high-profile, two-story office building adjacent to an existing plant incorporated the client’s German building technologies, aesthetics, and sustainability requirements and adapted them to US codes and construction techniques. The 27,771 SF project included a complex demolition, retrofit of the existing plant, and construction of a new office building adjacent to the existing plant. Designed for employee comfort, she space boasts 11’-0” ceilings with all glass facades and automated shade devices with solar tracking capability. An 8’-0” wide covered, cantilevered balcony wraps the two glass facades, providing additional shading and providing a popular amenity for employees. The project achieved LEED® Silver certification.

PROJECT NAME: GKN Driveline

LOCATION: Newton, NC

AWARDS: AIA/NC (Merit Award)