When Lockheed Martin decided the existing Visitors Center at the entrance of their Waterton manufacturing campus was in need of modernization and an expanded footprint to better facilitate their processes involved with granting access to visitors and personnel, they asked BurkettDesign, Inc. to design a new building that would help improve these internal processes and provide a positive first impression to its customers and employees.
The new Visitor Badging Center is a modern pavilion-type building that takes its cues from existing buildings on the campus as well as Waterton Valley’s impressive landscape. The masonry portion of the facility evokes the jutting rocks and hogback formations that are prevalent on the campus’s rolling hills. The glass cube with sloped roof provides maximum visibility to the security staff inside the building for monitoring traffic activity in and out of the plant, as well as vast amounts of natural light. Finally, as a testament to its technological prowess, Lockheed Martin tasked BurkettDesign to design a LEED-Silver certified building which ultimately achieved LEED-Gold certification.