August 2, 2016
A little over a week ago John Robertson, our vice president and senior technical architect, visited Whirlpool's Global Headquarters (GHQ) in Benton Harbor, Michigan, a facility that Epstein completely renovated and also designed a new employee and visitor entrance lobby. One purpose of John's visit was to take some scouting shots to give our professional photographer some direction on the types of photos we'd like have taken in the near future. We thought we share a few of these images with you so you can see the new lobby as well as some of the amenity space that Epstein designed and engineered.
The lobby, which is constructed of limestone, anodized bronze and clear glass, serves as Whirlpool's new front door and also includes a new cafÃ©, coffee bar and convenience store. In addition, the new lobby space also features a new visitor's lounge, connecting stairway and an employee outdoor patio.
For the past six years Epstein's architects and engineers have been performing a wide variety of facility upgrades and expansions to Whirlpool's existing 50+ year old campus, which besides the employee amenity spaces noted above, also features all new MEP systems as well as new conference rooms and collaboration spaces throughout the space.
In addition to the Lobby project you see here, Epstein's architects and engineers, working with our interior design partner, IA, have also designed a new executive boardroom, added daylighting circulating stairs, dramatically improved and expanded workstation/conferencing/collaboration spaces, and designed new MEP systems, throughout this 282,350 square foot campus.
Lastly, here's an aerial photo taken earlier this spring of the GHQ along, with a few identifiers added by us, outlining all the various projects. Hopefully, this gives you a better sense of all the areas Epstein has renovated, modernized and/or expanded over the past six years.
A North Wing, Executive Boardroom Addition
B North Wing, New Mechanical Systems
C East Wing, New Mechanical Systems
D East Wing, FaÃ§ade Improvements
E South Wing, New Mechanical Systems
F South Wing, New Outdoor Terrace Space
G South Wing, New Lobby
H South Wing, New Mechanical Systems
Stay tuned for the final professional photos which we should have in the not too distant future.