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North American Technical Competence Center (NATCC), Veoneer
Southfield, MI
"Built-to-suit" workplace
A highly experiential, interconnected workplace.
Shaping a future in autonomous driving.
HED recently applied its New Technical Workplace design strategy to the creation of a new North American Technical Competence Center (NATCC) for Veoneer, a leader in the autotech industry who designs state-of-the-art software, hardware, and systems for active safety, collaborative and autonomous driving, occupant protection and brake control.

Designed to help shape the company’s future in autonomous driving and active safety systems, the new technical center features both office and automotive testing spaces. Research and testing labs most effectively met on a first-floor ground level location with amenities on the higher floors. This unique stacking of the program allowed the new 180,000 square foot facility to be contained within a very compact, cost-effective four-story volume to maximize the square footage and overall potential of the site.

The new NATCC provides space for a team of more than 900 staff members and fulfills its mission to promote innovation and industry leadership through its design as a highly experiential, interconnected workplace.
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Shared amenity spaces including the café, fitness center, outdoor deck and training spaces were placed on the top floor to maximize the views for the company’s staff of the adjacent wetland, serving as a retreat, refresh and recharge environment for the highly detail-oriented staff.
Centralized collaborative hubs on each floor, along with vertically-stacked daylit working lounges promote connections and exchange throughout the work environment.
Project Data
North American Technical Competence Center (NATCC) 2016-01155-000
Veoneer
Southfield, Michigan
PROJECT SCOPE
New Construction
HED ROLE
Full Service A/E
RSF/GSF
180,000
CONSTRUCTION COST
WND
SUSTAINABILITY LEVEL
HED Standard
Project Team
  • Timothy Gawel
    Associate
    Sector Leader
  • Jack Bullo
    AIA, LEED AP
    Principal
    Architecture + Design
  • Jessi Mesalic
    NCIDQ
    Associate
    Interior Architecture
A highly experiential, interconnected workplace.
North American Technical Competence Center (NATCC), Veoneer
Southfield, MI
PROJECT DATA
PROJECT TEAM
"Built-to-suit" workplace