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HOK Design for Honeywell’s Headquarters Honored in Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards

HOK was named a finalist in the Experience Design category for the interior design of Honeywell’s new LEED Gold-certified global headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The 2023 Innovation by Design Awards celebrate designers and businesses solving today’s most pressing problems. The Experience Design category recognizes innovative spaces and user experiences.

Honeywell’s 10 stories of office space accommodate up to 1,200 employees. A23rd-floor Sky Lobby welcomes visitors with panoramic views of downtown Charlotte .

A Customer Experience Center showcases Honeywell’s products and technologies. An interactive Immersion Room creates a customizable audiovisual experience.

HOK’s open plan design provides dedicated team zones and unassigned seating, enabling employees to choose how and where they work. Environments cater to neurodiverse needs, with quiet booths and lively cafés. Illustrations, patterns, imagery and graphics celebrate Honeywell’s business sectors. Graphics provide subtle navigation cues supporting the digital wayfinding system.

Biophilic elements like plants, natural materials and nature-inspired art promote health and well-being. Sustainable strategies and smart building technologies help Honeywell optimize indoor air quality and energy efficiency in real time.

In a recent Facility Executive podcast, Honeywell Director of Global Real Estate Brian Norris called the headquarters “the smartest building in the world.”

Smart building technologies combine with sustainable features to create a healthy work environment. Honeywell provides all the building technology, making each floor a living lab for its products. More than 300 sensors per floor measure daylight, occupancy levels, temperature, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), particulates and carbon dioxide.

See the full list of Fast Company’s 2023 Innovation by Design Awards winners in the Experience Design category.

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