Location: Worcester, Massachusetts
Client: Primetals, Inc.
Size: 245,000 sq ft
Year: On the boards
Primetals, Inc., a manufacturer of steel manufacturing equipment and rolled steel, was looking for a new, modern facility to replace their current building which they have occupied since their founding in 1888. This design for a new ground-up building consists of 200,000 sf of industrial manufacturing directly adjacent to 45,000 sf of office space. High levels of transparency, carefully planned adjacencies and shared program encourages collaboration and interaction between engineering and manufacturing teams which have occupied separate facilities since the 1950s. Visitors and employees alike enter through a large glass atrium gallery where over 60 company-held patents and Industrial Revolution era equipment prototypes are displayed, celebrating the company’s legacy of technological innovation.