Bosch & Siemens Advanced Manufacturing Center at Craven Community College

New Bern, NC

This new 150,000 SF global headquarters facility for a fast-growing IT client provides a forward-looking workspace with fully integrated technology. The design maximizes the capabilities of the Internet of Things (IoT) to automate and control all systems. The fully integrated building management system incorporates lighting, HVAC, power systems, security access, occupancy tracking, and scheduling applications. The facility is the first full Power Over Ethernet (POE) lighting building in the world; every light fixture in the building is both a LED and POE fixture, which saves energy and allows greater operator control.

Bright, bold furnishings and warm wood accents complement industrial elements such as polished concrete and exposed systems. “Floating” elements such as a monumental stair and a red cube conference room create a sense of transparency and interconnectedness. A grand reception area with a double-height media wall connects to a multi-use café with a variety of seating and touch-down space. In this atrium space, an accent wall of geometric plywood and a massive video wall draw the eye up-wards and visually connect the upper and lower floors.