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Transforming a warehouse into a progressive manufacturing environment.


Woodward sought to transform the manufacturing and office building that houses their Airframe Systems Group into a more progressive environment. They engaged Ghafari to design a solution that would foster creativity and consolidate operations by bringing employees and manufacturing functions scattered across five buildings into a single facility.

Tailoring the Solution

A seamless connection between production and office areas.

Our design converted the warehouse to encompass manufacturing / assembly functions for two business units: Aviation Component Systems and Motion Control + Sensing Solutions. We also designed an adjacent office building with space for 590 employees that supports collaboration and provides ample open and closed meeting spaces, amenities, and common areas. The office and manufacturing areas are connected via the “Main Street”, a 20-foot-wide space where team members can come together for informal meetings.

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    Supporting What Matters

    Elevated efficiency in production and collaboration.

    By streamlining manufacturing operations within a single building, we enabled the functions to flow from engineering to production to quality control, allowing Woodward to work more efficiently. The design of the interior of the office building has created a more effective work style by encouraging interaction and collaboration.