A 175,000-square-foot R&D and manufacturing facility designed for developing optical products, test and measurement, lasers and photovoltaics, and custom optics. Many of the products are used in communications industries. The building was designed to be flexible where work areas could be configured and assembled on demand. The program planned areas for clean room environments, including all the MEPFP and numerous other utilities were planned to be available to every work station as needed.
The building was designed on a fast track schedule and is a high bay long span steel frame with precast exterior walls back up with insulated light gage steel framing and GWB. Nearly all utilities are distributed from above with drop downs as needed for flex space.
Since this was the 1st phase, all of the other needed employee support spaces were included for serving up to 2000 such as kitchen, dining, physical fitness center, and conferencing/training areas.