Ford Unveils Redesign for Dearborn, Michigan Campus
DEARBORN, MICH. — Ford Motor Co. has unveiled plans to transform its Research & Engineering Center in Dearborn into a high-tech campus for its thousands of designers, engineers and product development workers. The heart of the project will be a new central campus building, which will sit on the site of Ford’s 66-year-old product development center. Construction of the new building is slated for completion in 2025. The new facility will help Ford speed product and technology innovation and attract world-class talent, according to a news release. Ultimately, the master plan envisions a campus of interconnected buildings that could one day house more than 20,000 employees. The new master plan is the result of a two-year research and planning process led by architect Snohetta. Plans call for an increase in public spaces and shared pathways, as well as coffee shops and restaurants.