Van Buren Township, Michigan
850,000 GSF, 79000 M2, 265 acres, 110 hectares
Architecture, Engineering, Environmental Science, Interior Architecture, Lab Planning, Landscape Architecture, Lighting Design, Master Planning, Programming
LEED for New Construction & Major Renovations (NC) (LEED-NC)-Certified
collaboration, corporate campus, daylighting analysis, deep green, efficiency, efficient lighting, energy, energy efficiency, energy modeling, energy recovery, flexibility, high-performance lighting, indoor environmental quality, innovation, interiors, leadership in energy and environmental design, leed, light shelf, lighting controls, open concept, stormwater management, sustainability, sustainable building, sustainable design, sustainable master planning, sustainable material, thermal comfort, underfloor air distribution, united states green building council, usgbc, workplace
Automotive supplier Visteon engaged SmithGroupJJR to plan and design a major consolidation of its dispersed assets. It centered on a community-style work environment bringing together research, administrative and strategic departments in order to increase efficiency, innovation and productivity -- all stimulating creativity and growth.
The design team's novel planning concept organized the new campus into a workplace village designed to foster employee well-being and satisfaction, with a manmade lake and dedicated spaces for informal gatherings and individual contemplation. Human-scaled structures, mostly three stories or less, present welcoming aspects such as pitched roofs, brick and stone walls, and plenty of glass. Daylight and outdoor views abound, and half of the offices enjoy a lake view.
Cost-saving innovations include underfloor air distribution, SmithGroupJJR’s patented linear grill, and illumination that consumes only 1 watt per square foot. Most helpful, the planning allowed the client flexibility to lease out space to other organizations, which helped Visteon as they found space requirements changing.
Less is More
Contract Lighting magazine features the lighting design at Visteon Village
Linear UFAD for Village
ASHRAE Journal features George Karidis' article on linear underfloor air distribution at Visteon