Bobcat Acceleration Center
Bismarck, North Dakota
Shultz + Associates was commissioned by Bobcat Company for the development of the new Acceleration Center in Bismarck. The new Center brings together the full range of disciplines in a collaborative environment for the development of new product lines and continued improvement of the successful Bobcat line. The facility features 65,000 square feet of state-of-the-art office and conference space designed around the creation of a dynamic work environment where staff will choose where they work based on the tasks they need to accomplish at that time.
S+A led the research and development for unique office spaces and conference rooms that address the criteria of sound control, privacy, collaboration and efficiency as well as unique client aspects such as spaces to accommodate the exploration of equipment. More importantly, S+A developed and led a collaborative process of Change Management, setting the stage for working in the new environment well before the actual move date. This facilitation has proved highly successful for management and employees transitioning to a new mode of work. The 200,000 square foot project was completed in 2014 and received an ND AIA Merit Award.