A sustainable workspace
The new 17,000-square-foot Administration Building will bring Ford House operations into the same location. Moving staff to this new location will allow us to restore the historic buildings to more closely reflect how they were used by the Fords.
The move will also improve our collaboration, productivity, and creativity, and allow us to enrich our preservation of the estate into the future.
The new building will also include a library resource center to support the ongoing research of the Ford family history. In addition, the building will house meeting rooms and a special “social wing” with direct access to a terrace for indoor/outdoor meetings, gatherings, lectures and more.
This building was designed to achieve Net-Zero to Net-Positive energy standards, with features such as geothermal heating and cooling. Any excess energy created by the Administration Building will help offset energy usage in the Visitor Center.
Like the new Visitor Center, the Administration Building will aesthetically reflect the Cotswold style of the historic buildings, incorporating a slate roof, limestone exterior, copper gutters and other features inspired by the principles of the residential Cotswold architectural style.