Tyson Manufacturing Automation Center
The proposed development repurposes a deteriorating masonry block building which will serve as a research & development center for Tyson Foods as well as a visual compliment to their newly finished office building along Emma Avenue. All elevations of the existing building will be re-clad with the same architectural metal panel and natural wood materials to soften the industrial façade. The small addition creates a welcoming entry and a scale appropriate for the context while still respecting the history of the structure. The prominent glazing on the addition is setup to capture the rhythm and proportions of the cased openings found on the existing building. The goal is to expand upon the positive qualities of the building and reinforce the connection with the existing urban fabric in downtown Springdale.