Collins Aerospace – Kansas
Workplace’s longstanding partnership with Collins Aerospace continued with the planning, design, and development of a new facility in their Kansas City market. Retained to first review and help understand programmatic needs, Workplace Architecture + Design worked with all departmental groups to understand local workflow, spatial needs, and culture that would be required to be instilled in the new facility’s design. Program requirements stretched from office needs to shop and production area requirements and workflows.
Following detailed programming, Workplace teamed with Jones Lang LeSalle to assisted Collins with site selection and developer partnership to turn the new building into reality. Upon site acquisition, Workplace Architecture + Design led an intense rezoning effort while simultaneously developing the project’s design, serving as the project architect and design team lead. Coupled with the assembly of a diverse engineering consulting team, Workplace and Collins Aerospace 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.
Featuring 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. Functionally-designed glazing systems allow for ample natural light throughout the entire facility, creating a facility that inspires and gives back to the occupant. A mix of metal paneling, EIFS, and concrete wall panels creates an energy-efficient building envelope that expresses corporate culture to the passerby while a sustainably-designed site has features such as Dark Sky compliant lighting, Electric Vehicle charging stations, a walking trail, and outdoor seating areas.
The facility is currently under construction and is scheduled for completion in 2020. Keep track of progress on our website and social media accounts.