Marquardt Switches- First Floor Vision
Marquardt Switches USA: North America Headquarters
Marquardt Switches employs more than 11,000 employees across 20 global locations. Continuing to grow and advance the future of mechatronics, electro-mobility and digital networking. This project was a visionary exploration to see what it would cost to add additional work stations, conference spaces, private offices, a lounge, more daylighting and a space that encourages the synergy of mechanic, electronic and software engineers.
Key features of the re-design include: fifteen additional work stations, three conference rooms, three private offices, a lounge area and private phone booths. Users can now experience daylighting from six open windows and five high existing windows visible through all glass office walls.
The space welcomes a connection to the outdoors through a garage door just off the lounge area. Ductwork and fire protection systems are exposed and light fixtures suspended from steel cables, enhancing the industrial feel of the space.
The exploration resulted in a now, next and future cost approach:
Now (Phase 1): $ Renovate back of house to increase workstations by 12. Incorporate new / brand standard color, material and finishes.
Next (Phase 2): $$ Renovate front of house to include relocation and addition of glass wall offices, open ceiling, phone booths and additional work stations. Incorporate color, material, and finishes from phase 1.
Future (Phase 3): $$$ Expansion to increase work stations by 30+.