26 Jun Cavotec
Cavotec, an innovative Swiss engineering company, engaged Withee Malcolm Architects to develop a design strategy for the consolidation of two regional locations into one facility. With a focus on innovation and manufacturing of port mooring systems and airport ground support equipment, Cavotec holds an important position in the global aviation and logistics sectors.
The scope included programming services through design and construction of tenant improvements to an existing 160,000-square-foot building: 30,000 square feet of office, research & development, and support spaces on two floors with 130,000 square feet of manufacturing, assembly, storage, and packaging/shipping functions interspersed throughout the manufacturing floor.
Improvements to the building included new windows to bring as much natural light as possible into the main production space, the construction of a new break-room with upgraded restrooms and showers for employees, and the redesign of offices to make them more efficient and transparent.