Industrial and Manufacturing Architecture and Design

Noel Griffith Jr & Associates Architects has worked on several industrial and manufacturing projects throughout the years. Each of these projects demonstrated unique needs, which were met by our highly diversified Design Team. Specialized mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and structural systems are utilized to enhance the functionality of the facility to meet the unique needs of the owner.

Cheyenne Waste Transfer Station

Cheyenne Waste Transfer Station

In 1985, Noel Griffith & Associates was the project architect for the Cheyenne Solid Waste Transfer Station. Twenty-five years later, Noel Griffith Jr, & Associates was given the opportunity to design the 8,700sf addition for the facility when they expanded their operations to include a recycling division in 2010. This addition not only enabled the City of Cheyenne to be environmentally conscience by expanding upon the existing building to provide the necessary space needed to collect recyclables from residents, it went a step further by incorporating green technology in the building system with a solar wall. This solar wall collects heat and utilizes it in the mechanical system to provide heat in the addition.

Cheyenne Airport Maintenance Building

Cheyenne Airport Maintenance Building

This 1996 project involved renovating a 9,000 sf barrel-vaulted metal building (hangar) that was originally constructed in the late 1930’s. This facility provided vehicle storage for Airport vehicles (heavy construction end loaders, snow plows, etc.), vehicle maintenance area as well as small workshops and parts storage. The existing 9,000sf facility was completely renovated and brought into compliance with current building codes as well as incorporating a 2,650 sf office addition. The renovation included a new interior floor trench drain system and or/water separator, vehicle lifts, welding shop, and new electrical and mechanical systems capable of providing needs for equipment and tools for maintenance.

The original 40-foot wide x 16-foot high rolling doors were replaced with automated energy efficient, upward-acting bi-fold hangar doors. The existing corrugated metal exterior was replaced with a synthetic stucco system (EIFS) providing not only a maintenance free exterior, but also additional insulating value to lower heating costs.

The new office addition provided private office and storage space, as well as restroom/locker room and kitchen/break room facilities, meeting room, and sleeping quarters.

Cheyenne Airmotive

Cheyenne Airmotive

This project was completed in 1998. The hangar portion of the building (25,000sf) was divided in half, providing for aircraft maintenance facilities on one side and two state-of-the-art aircraft painting booths on the other side (one of only a limited number of facilities in the continental U.S.). The paint booths were designed for both paint stripping and paint application, both of which require different HVAC systems. The massive HVAC equipment was located above the booths and incorporated sophisticated air filtering systems. Given the type of paint used in the process, a water treatment facility was incorporated which removes the heavy metal content of the paint before releasing into the Cheyenne water treatment system. The north and south two-story portions of the building, comprising 24,000sf, house the offices, parts storage, employee break room, restrooms, and manufacturing areas for the business.

Truss Craft Manufacturing

Truss Craft Manufacturing

The design for this 25,000sf building in 1999 utilized an innovative hybrid of pre-engineered structural steel main frames, wood truss purlins, and both wood and steel wall support members to enclose a high-output wood truss manufacturing facility. This facility also included 1,680sf of finished office space.

Hayes Construction

Hayes Construction

This 10,000sf office and warehouse building harmonizes the efficiencies of pre-engineered metal building construction with the aesthetics of masonry and synthetic stucco to achieve an attractive facility for a growing general construction company. This building was completed in 1999 at a cost of $35 per square foot, which includes 1,200sf of finished office space and 8,800sf of warehouse area.

Auto Hobby Shop

Auto Hobby Shop

Completed in 1996, this 9,400sf pre-engineered metal building includes 8 bays with 2 hydraulic lifts, an auto welding shop, engine rebuilding area, parts storage, office area, waiting room and locker rooms. This facility includes an infra-red heating system, auto exhaust evacuation system, waste oil recovery system and separate air and water for each bay.

Oroweat Distribution

Oroweat Distribution

This building is currently under construction. The building is 6,672sf which includes office and retail space as well as a large warehouse with loading docks.

Halladay Motors

Halladay Motors

This was a mid-1970s project that involved combining a massive servicing garage with a plush new car showroom. Other factors influenced the design of this building, such as: total project time, economics, durability and long term maintenance. The end result was a highly effective pre-cast concrete building.

Nortrack

Nortrack

In 1996, Noel Griffith Jr & Associates Architects designed a new 54,000sf, 40-foot high building to serve as the North American headquarters for Nortrack. Over the years Nortrack accumulated more buildings as they expanded their North American operations, and in 1999 our office designed a 1,800sf addition to second building in their complex. In 2007, Noel Griffith Jr. & Associates Architects designed a renovation to a third building in their complex. This 65,000sf building included an open office area as well as a concrete tile manufacturing plant.

Quark software

Quark software

This 67,800sf, two-story facility was designed in 1997. This manufacturing and distribution facility also includes an open office area, restrooms, and break room.