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New Technical Workplace, Jenoptik
Rochester Hills, MI
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A synchronized workplace that fosters maximum innovation.
Breaking through antiquated barriers
As a leader in lasers and material processing, optical systems, industrial metrology, traffic solutions, and defense and civil systems, Jenoptik recognized the need to construct a new workplace that provides the flexibility, scale and tools that will drive their business into the future. Recognizing the firms expertise in dynamic technical work environments, Jenoptik turned to HED to design their new technical center.

Using HED’s New Technical Workplace design methodology, which emphasizes the interplay between product, platform, place, proximity, and presence in motivating staff and triggering innovation. This new machine-like building concept and design mimics the products and ideation of Jenoptik - with an interior that focuses and drives innovation. Centered around an open and agile "assembly bay" that drives physical connection to the products, the bay and surrounding offices allow proximity between engineers and support staff.

The office platform features a 300-foot long window with views to the outdoors, and a vibrant solar screen creates a landmark facade while functionally mitigating direct solar exposure to the office.
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Project Data
New Technical Workplace 2016-01233-000
Jenoptik
Rochester Hills, Michigan
PROJECT SCOPE
New Construction
HED ROLE
Design Architect, Structural Engineering, Landscape Architecture
RSF/GSF
100,000
CONSTRUCTION COST
$12.0 Million
SUSTAINABILITY LEVEL
LEED Certified Equivalent
Project Team
  • Timothy Gawel
    Associate
    Sector Leader
  • Thomas Platz
    RA, LEED GA
    Associate Principal
    Project Management
  • Nicholas Clark
    RA
    Architecture
  • Dale Hurttgam
    AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Associate
    Architecture
  • Bradley Pepperell
    AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Associate
    Architecture
  • Mijung Ko
    ASLA, LEED Green Assoc.
    Landscape Architecture
  • Mark Hieber
    ASLA, LEED AP
    Principal
    Landscape Architecture
A synchronized workplace that fosters maximum innovation.
New Technical Workplace, Jenoptik
Rochester Hills, MI
PROJECT DATA
PROJECT TEAM
Agile connections.