June 14, 2023
Ford Robotics Building Wins ACEC Engineering Excellence Award!
We are proud to announce that the Ford Robotics Building has been honored with a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement in the 56th annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).
The award recognizes HED's outstanding leadership of the 140,000 square foot Ford Motor Company Robotics Building (FRB) project at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI.
"We are honored to receive this National Recognition Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies," said Michael Cooper, PE, LEED AP, MBA, FACEC, President of HED. "This award is a testament to the dedication and expertise of our talented team, as well as our strong partnership with the University of Michigan and Ford Motor Company. At HED, we believe in the power of integrated architectural and engineering design to create exceptional spaces that not only function effectively but inspire and enrich the lives of the people who use them. The Ford Motor Company Robotics Building project is a shining example of this, bringing together architecture and engineering best practices to deliver an inspiring learning environment for students and faculty."
The Ford Motor Company Robotics Building at the University of Michigan is a state-of-the-art facility that combines advanced robotics research with research spaces to foster innovation and technological advancements in higher education. Our engineering team played a pivotal role in the design and execution of the building, developing cutting-edge structural, mechanical, and electrical systems and ensuring seamless integration of advanced technologies. Our collaborative approach with the architectural team resulted in a harmonious blend of form and function, where engineering solutions enhance the architectural vision.
The ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards are among the most prestigious honors in the engineering industry, recognizing firms that demonstrate exceptional innovation, technical expertise, and engineering excellence. Our recognition for the work on the Ford Motor Company Robotics Building underscores our commitment to delivering cutting-edge solutions and pushing the boundaries of integrated architectural and engineering design. Congratulations to the design team for this outstanding achievement and thank you to the ACEC for this great honor!