The similar ideologies and goals of both the EcoHawks program and Studio 804 makes the collaboration of the two groups a natural partnership.
The iconic building will aid in the research, fabrication and refurbishment of electric vehicles. The EcoHawks Engineering Research and Teaching Facility will contain designated areas for computer workstations and prototype testing. High-bay fabrication spaces will be completely glazed to allow visitors to view research in progress and allow for maximum visibility and solar gain.
To offset the high heat transfer and improve energy performance, Studio 804 is developing a system to raise and lower aerogel panels behind the glass façade. Using passive and active sustainable systems and technologies, the building is intended to be Studio 804’s sixth LEED Platinum building.