Motorola HQ Horsham, PA
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Motorola, formerly known as General Instrument, grew rapidly as demand for its integrated and interactive broadband and other communications products increased. Hillier’s architects developed a strategic facilities program that would accommodate the company’s future plan and designed a new regional headquarters for the company in Horsham, Pennsylvania. The headquarters allowed the client to consolidate its people and technology from various offices to one large campus. The 400,000 square feet space works well for researchers and administrative personnel alike.
The architects designed a campus of four buildings that reflect the core business units of the company; a fifth building is planned but not yet constructed. The larger central core building is connected to the others by enclosed galleries that are conduits for people as well as the electrical and telecommunications infrastructure. The galleries provide access to outdoor functions, including a sunken court for outdoor dining, an exercise track and an outdoor amphitheater.
The multiple-building pinwheel configuration creates a unified feel, yet still allows each business unit to maintain its independence. Separate buildings provide the company with space that can be leased by other companies-a valuable attribute in the volatile technology industry.
Each of the four buildings uses a standard 30,000 square feet floor plate on three or four floors. Offices and research labs are flexibly arranged around a central core to accommodate growth and change. The larger central building contains executive training facilities, an employee and client training facility, conference rooms, a dining hall, technology controls for the campus and a satellite dish array on the rooftop. A modern, crisp and at times, unexpected exterior communicates the innovative, energetic nature of Motorola’s business.
Motorola Worldwide Headquarters, Philadelphia Honor Award - 1998
Motorola Worldwide Headquarters – 1998