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  Westinghouse Electric Company Corporate HeadquartersWestinghouse Electric Company Corporate Headquarters

Architect

IKM Incorporated
One PPG Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
www.ikminc.com

General Description

Location: Cranberry, Pennsylvania
Date Bid: Sep 2007 Construction Period: Nov 2007 to July 2010
Total Square Feet: 930,000 Site: 53 acres.
Number of Buildings: Three.
Building Size: Basement, 163,000; first floor, 163,000; second floor, 160,000; third through fifth floor, 148,000 each; total, 930,000 square feet.
Building Height: Basement, 16’; first floor, 18’; each additional floor, 14’; penthouse, 18’; total, 74’6”.
Basic Construction Type: Masonry/Steel.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: CMU, brick, insulated metal panel, curtainwall. Roof: Membrane. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: CMU, metal stud drywall. Projected and/or modeled energy usage KBTU/SF/yr: 52.72.

Construction Team

Structural, Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: LLI Engineering - 6000 Brooktree Road, #300, Wexford, PA 15090
General Contractor: Turner Construction Company - Two PNC Plaza, 620 Liberty Avenue, 27th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Landscape Architect: Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. - 333 Baldwin Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15205


Renewed growth in their key service industries prompted Westinghouse Electric Company to expand the size of their corporate headquarters. Criteria for site selection included ability to provide future expansion and existing support infrastructure in the form of hotels, restaurants, shopping and conferencing facilities as well as efficient airport access. Seeking nearly one million square feet of space the size of the project generated interest in all areas surrounding the Pittsburgh region and beyond. The Cranberry Woods site was chosen because it satisfied the selection criteria and the strong economic incentives put in place by the state and township.

The project design team for the Cranberry Woods site was structured as a joint venture between two Pittsburgh design firms: the architect, IKM Incorporated and the engineer, LLI Engineering, Inc. The work of the joint venture began with a campus planning exercise to site three linked buildings that would form the core of the new corporate headquarters.

The corporate architectural design comprises a center main building and two support buildings on either side. The main structure, Building One houses workspace for 1,700 employees on 3 floors, including open plan work-team areas, private meeting rooms and executive offices; other program spaces include labs, training simulators, graphics and reproduction departments, auditoriums and private dining/conference rooms. The design for Buildings Two and Three accommodate about 2,000 employees and provide additional auditoriums and training facilities.

Conceptual guidelines were developed for the interior space program. These include flexible workspaces with small-group meeting rooms, and support services conveniently located. Part of the design synthesis included a furniture study to understand the communication and interplay within department workgroups. Most executive offices and conference rooms are located in the building core, allowing an open floor plan that maximizes natural light penetration in the workstation areas and affords greater flexibility for departmental reconfiguration.

Westinghouse is committed to principles of good stewardship. They see this commitment in the way they care for and provide services to their employees and the surrounding community. This new corporate headquarters design is a structure that seeks to support healthy employees, families, and neighbors. The campus architecture includes a fitness center, daycare facility, and food court style cafeteria that promotes healthy eating through its menu of fresh foods prepared in a responsible way. The site supports an extensive network of foot trails for hiking or biking. The complex was also designed by IKM architects to achieve LEED(R) certification, from the US Green Building Council.

Westinghouse was seeking a corporate design aesthetic that was current, without leaning too heavily on any particular design school or style. The goal was to design a building that spoke to their corporate values while being timeless in appearance. Brick, metal panel, aluminum & glass; these are the materials of corporate America, and these are the artful materials of the new Westinghouse Corporate Headquarters at Cranberry Woods.

Product Information
Insulated Metal Panels: Centria
Curtainwall: EFCO Series 5600 Captured Curtain Wall System and EFCO Series 5600 Structural Glazed Curtain Wall System
Entrance Doors: EFCO Series D500 Wide Stile Entrance Doors
Window Wall: EFCO Series 945 Quick Set Window Wall System
Curtain Wall, Entrances & Window Wall were all provided in a custom color Deep Grey Kynar® finish by EFCO.
Glazing: PPG Solarban® z50 Glazing Contractor: Gurtner & Sons, LLC
Elevators: Otis


 

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