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Ford World Headquarters North Pond

Ford Motor Company is transforming its 200-acre campus into a modern, green, high-tech campus. The project will bring together 30,000 employees who currently work in 70 different buildings into two primary campus locations. One of Ford’s main goals for this redesign is to improve the health and well-being of their employees. The new campus will create usable outdoor spaces for employees while allowing for community access to trails throughout.

The two-phased master plan includes a 14-acre arboretum expansion and meadow with a stormwater pond system, and an 18-acre central lawn space for events. Environmental sustainability is a focus of the design which replaces acres of mowed lawn with a sustainable planting solution, as well as retains stormwater on campus, so as not to overwhelm the city stormwater system.

The first phase of the project has been completed. The new arboretum and meadow were once an underutilized stockpile area to store soil spoils from the construction of a new data center on the campus. This new building also required a stormwater retention pond. OJB transformed a utilitarian use for stormwater into a recreational trail system winding through artful landscape topography built from the stockpile spoils. The completely native and adaptive landscape serves as habitat for pollinator species and a home for apiaries on site to produce honey. Reforestation of the site resulted in planting 280 new trees among the existing arboretum. A ten-foot-wide multiuse trail allows for two-way pedestrian and bicycle recreation throughout the site for use by community members and employees.

PROJECT INFORMATION

Location: Dearborn, MI
Team: Wade Trim, Sweeney & Associates, Wildtype Nursery, Walbridge Construction, WHCanon Landscape Company
Photography Credit: John D'Angelo Photo

 

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Ford Motor Company is transforming its 200-acre campus into a modern, green, high-tech campus. The project will bring together 30,000 employees who currently work in 70 different buildings into two primary campus locations. One of Ford’s main goals for this redesign is to improve the health and well-being of their employees. The new campus will create usable outdoor spaces for employees while allowing for community access to trails throughout.

The two-phased master plan includes a 14-acre arboretum expansion and meadow with a stormwater pond system, and an 18-acre central lawn space for events. Environmental sustainability is a focus of the design which replaces acres of mowed lawn with a sustainable planting solution, as well as retains stormwater on campus, so as not to overwhelm the city stormwater system.

The first phase of the project has been completed. The new arboretum and meadow were once an underutilized stockpile area to store soil spoils from the construction of a new data center on the campus. This new building also required a stormwater retention pond. OJB transformed a utilitarian use for stormwater into a recreational trail system winding through artful landscape topography built from the stockpile spoils. The completely native and adaptive landscape serves as habitat for pollinator species and a home for apiaries on site to produce honey. Reforestation of the site resulted in planting 280 new trees among the existing arboretum. A ten-foot-wide multiuse trail allows for two-way pedestrian and bicycle recreation throughout the site for use by community members and employees.

PROJECT INFORMATION

Location: Dearborn, MI
Team: Wade Trim, Sweeney & Associates, Wildtype Nursery, Walbridge Construction, WHCanon Landscape Company
Photography Credit: John D'Angelo Photo