LAE provided building design services for SANYO Solar of Oregon’s solar cell manufacturing facility in Salem, Oregon. The expansive 129,850 square foot one-story building includes an array of elevated production equipment platforms and a 26,500 square foot office suite that includes open and private offices, conference rooms, a kitchen, an employee lounge and locker rooms. A visitor drop off canopy featuring expressive concrete piers and Sanyo’s bi-facial solar panels provides a signature element at the building’s entry.
Concrete tilt-up bearing walls with a steel roof structure enclose the main 42’-0” tall manufacturing area, while an array of exterior concrete equipment slabs and interior elevated steel platforms round out the structural component of the project.
DATE: Completed 2010
SERVICES: Architecture, Structural Engineering
SIZE: 129,850 SF
LOCATION: Salem, Oregon