Projects

WACO Aircraft Corporation Facility Expansion

Battle Creek, Michigan

    Client

  • Walbridge

    Project Size

  • 80,000 SF

UNDERSTANDING THE CHALLENGE

WACO Aircraft Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer of sport biplanes, was looking to expand their operations and provide a more modern, comfortable fixed-base operator (FBO) for their private aviation clientele in the Battle Creek area. This addition became necessary in order to support a new aircraft and product line.

TAILORING THE SOLUTION

Our team designed an 80,000 SF expansion to their existing space, which includes two new large service hangars with “vintage look” facades, a fabrication shop, engine assembly shop, restaurant, FBO, and engineering office space to accommodate for future growth. Our design also provides a graphic wall depicting their engineering drawings, visible as customers enter from the street side and make their way up to the restaurant.

SUPPORTING WHAT MATTERS

With the completion of the expansion, the client is able to attract more potential customers through many of the modern design aspects of the facility, which highlight the beauty and grace of the WACO aircraft.