L3 KEO – Kollmorgen Electro Optical

Northampton, MA

Architect:  bh+a/Bargmann Hendrie + Archetype, Inc.

Project value:  $16,800,000

Completion Date:  March 2010

Completed over a 14 month construction schedule, this 152,000 square foot state-of-the-art production facility unifies presentation and performance. The LEED certified building boasts radius ceilings, over 12,000 square feet of interior glazing, and a 4-story tower to stand periscopes for calibration. Additional construction highlights include a sound and electromagnetic sound absorbing anechoic chamber along with an environmental clean room.

The sleek exterior is a durable skin of insulated metal panels. This wall system, in combination with the rooftop photovoltaic array and carefully calculated mechanical systems, makes for a highly efficient building.