Projects

Ford Rotunda Office Tower Renovation + Expansion

Dearborn, Michigan

    Client

  • Ford Land

    Project Size

  • 260,000 SF

UNDERSTANDING THE CHALLENGE

Ford commissioned the Ghafari team to conduct a series of studies related to the Rotunda Center – a nearly 40-year-old complex comprised of an office tower and an adjacent former R+D facility – and ultimately design a cost-effective, feasible solution to deliver a vibrant work environment for 1,200 employees.

TAILORING THE SOLUTION

We completed current state analyses of the office tower and R+D facility, concluding that it was best to modernize the office tower, demolish the R+D facility, and replace it with a new amenities building. The office tower was reskinned with the interior completely renovated, including energy-efficient mechanical and electrical systems.

In line with Ford’s modern workplace standards, the design moves away from formal, enclosed office spaces in favor of more open floorplans with low-partition workstations and collaboration areas. The amenities building houses a full-service cafeteria, conference center, shipping / receiving area, four-bay garage, and the complex’s main power distribution.

SUPPORTING WHAT MATTERS

The renewed center offers Ford’s team members a brighter, more energizing and sustainable work environment that enables enhanced collaboration.