Volkswagen ERL — Belmont, CA
40,000 sq. ft. / International Automotive Company / R&D Lab & Office Building
General Contractor: SC Builders
Graphic Design: Paul Chang
MEP Engineering: Salas O'Brien
Photography: Chris Conroy Photography
Project Management: CBRE
The Electronics Research Laboratory (ERL) is a part of the global research and development network that supports the Volkswagen Group of brands. This facility is a 40,000 sq. ft. hybrid of labs, offices and an informal cultural center to innovate new concepts and technologies for future vehicles. Our design accomplished client goals to integrate branding, create diverse work settings, and become a center for VW/ERL-hosted industry events. David Whitney has provided architectural services to the ERL at three locations since 2002. The project is certified by the USGBC as LEED Silver.