Williams International

Williams International

Architect
HED
Location
Pontiac, MI, USA | View Map
Project Year
2018
Category
Offices

Research Facilities
Jim Haefner Photography

From Sound Stage to Manufacturing Hub

HED as Full Service A/E

A world leader in the development and manufacturing of small gas turbine engines, Williams International had outgrown its former facility. It would take a unique property to accommodate WI’s over 600 employees and have room for its turbine engine R&D development and advanced manufacturing. Strangely enough, it was in an empty movie studio in where WI would find its new home. The former sound stages were converted into approximately 50,000 sf of advanced manufacturing cells for turbine engines, and the 200,000 sf office space, spread across three floors, was modernized to include premium amenities for WI’s employees, including a rec. room, fitness center, corporate store, and cafeteria as well as coffee nooks and kitchenettes on each floor. Workstations are ergonomic and daylit, connected by an artery of collaboration spaces running the length of each floor. The facility is home to all of WI’s major departments, including a global customer service and support department, design, R&D and advanced manufacturing, sales and logistics, executive offices and the CEO suite.

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