Underground Magnetics is an electronics manufacturing company based in China. Their US operations was growing quickly and they needed a new space to move their office and production facility. The owners knew this location would not be their final location for the company, so part of the charge was to consider an exit strategy that turned the building into a retail space in the future. In addition, the site offered challenges. Located under a main electrical distribution line for Mid-American Energy, the buildable area on the site was small and irregularly shaped. The design team was able to provide an approximately 6,000 sf building that stepped to follow the line of the Mid-American Energy easement with views to the east looking at the former tree nursery.
This was the first architectural project for Pelds Design Services.