Honeywell is a Fortune 100 company that invents in and manufactures technologies to address tough challenges linked to global macrotrends, such as safety, security, and energy. With approximately 110,000 employees worldwide—including more than 19,000 engineers and scientists—the company focuses on quality, delivery, value, and technology.
In moving to Charlotte, North Carolina, Honeywell International’s headquarters is located in their new LEED-certified building, closer to several of their businesses in the southeastern US.
Charlotte, North Carolina
9 floors in a 23-story building
Building Size: 280,000 sq. ft.
LEED v4 ID+C: Commercial Interiors Gold Certified
In their new headquarters, Honeywell International wanted to ensure everyone in the office could work productively, both individually and in groups. The open plan promotes connection, communication, and ideation. Dedicated team zones and unassigned seating creates neighborhoods that allow people the flexibility to use the spaces that best suit their needs at any given time—whether to collaborate or work individually. A variety of workspace options support user control, neurodiversity, and the wide-ranging sensory needs of employees. And lockers are provided to keep personal items safe and nearby.
A collection of rooms and a dividable town hall space—provide even more flexibility for employee or customer conferences and training, as well as private meetings and conversations. The combination of spaces in Honeywell’s office helps keep people connected, while promoting greater innovation and collaboration.
The LEED Gold-certified office space within the Honeywell building creates a living laboratory that provides space to showcase and test its many smart building technologies. The Customer Experience Center invites guests and employees to see some of the company’s innovations come to life. Here, a meeting room with a customized 360° video and sound system immerses visitors in a complete high-tech experience that reinforces Honeywell’s capabilities as a leader in technology.
Throughout the office—and beyond—seamless communication and videoconferencing technology supports productivity and enhances collaboration for on-site team members, as well as those working in other locations.
For Honeywell employees, who do highly intense work in technology, numerous spaces are dedicated to their restoration, rejuvenation, and overall well-being. Indoor and outdoor areas with comfortable seating offer places to relax and restore, while stress-reducing biophilic design elements provide a connection to nature. Large windows flood spaces with natural light, while solid walls feature nature’s fractal patterns in works from local artists.
With a nod to Honeywell’s approach to innovation, progress, and all aspects of their business, the aptly named Accelerator Café offers an inviting in-house third place for people to work, meet up, or recharge with a coffee and a bite to eat. And on the 14th floor, there is a large fitness center and a wellness center with on-site healthcare providers, communicating Honeywell’s commitment to personal well-being.
Honeywell believes their
greatest asset will always be their people. The high-tech products
created by the Honeywell team advance in a workplace that serves as hub
where people want to be. Spaces where they can collaborate and connect
offer advantages not available while working from home or traditional
third places. Altogether, Honeywell International’s headquarters is a
dynamic place that draws people in—a place people want to be because it
makes them feel their best and most productive.