Projects

Ford Vehicle Performance + Electrification Center

Allen Park, Michigan

    Client

  • Ford Motor Company

    Project Size

  • 210,000 SF

UNDERSTANDING THE CHALLENGE

To continue their work developing technologies to reduce vehicle energy consumption, we worked with Ford Motor Company (Ford) to design a state-of-the-art vehicle testing complex where the automaker tests passenger and motorsports vehicles to achieve even greater fuel efficiency and performance.

TAILORING THE SOLUTION

The Vehicle Performance and Electrification Center (VPEC) includes three attached buildings featuring the most technologically advanced wind tunnel of its kind, capable of speeds of up to 200 mph. It also includes a state-of-the-art rolling road system, a traversing measurement system, a cutting-edge frontal area measurement system, a variety of battery cyclers and environmental chambers, as well as multiple offices and work areas. Large windows bring plentiful natural light into the lab spaces, creating a more dynamic workspace that has a positive impact on employees.

SUPPORTING WHAT MATTERS

The VPEC was designed to allow for future flexibility. Currently there is a planned 85,000 SF addition to the building which will expand the automaker’s ability to test vehicles even further.