John Deere Seeding

Moline, Illinois
  • Client
    Deere & Company
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A renovation of Deere & Company’s existing facility for the R&D and manufacturing of seeding equipment in Moline created an open office environment to support collaboration for engineering teams.

In addition to opening up workspaces by removing narrow hallways and individual offices, the team also reconfigured the first and second floor to create better flow between the production floor and the office areas. A new open staircase connects the two floors and creates opportunities for branding. Unused square footage on the production floor was reclaimed to carve out an area where production and R&D can meet to collaborate. Flexible walls move to create rooms for training. A renovated cafeteria on the first floor and break area on the second floor further serve to blur the lines between production and office.

The main entrance was relocated from the south elevation along a busy street to the east by closing up the former entry and creating a new entry with a portico and landscaped plaza to create a more significant entrance. Inside a double-height lobby is large enough to display a seeding machine and the walls are covered with super graphics displaying the company’s brand, culture, and products.

All along the south and east elevations, existing concrete panels were replaced with with new energy and efficient glazing, which also brings significant natural light into the interior. Insulation was also added to all existing walls.