NSA Architects, Engineers, Planners have been awarded The Engineering Society of Detroit’s 43rd annual Construction and Design Award and the Construction Association of Michigan Outstanding Project Special Issue Award for their design leadership contribution on the Brembo North America Foundry facility.

Brembo, the world leader in braking systems entered the North American market in 2007 when it acquired the Automotive Brake Components division of Hayes Lemmerz, located in Homer, Mich. In 2014, Brembo hired NSA Architects, Engineers, Planners to design a cast iron foundry for the Homer facility. The outcome was state-of-the-art metals processing and 85,000 square feet of attached warehouse, office, labs, and support areas.

“The Owner was looking for a facility that would enhance their international brand,” saidMike Serdiuk, AIA, LEED AP, Vice President and Project Principal at NSA. “I feel we gave them all of that plus a place that the employees and the entire community could proudly embrace.”

The ESD award was presented June 21 and CAM Magazine will showcase the Brembo project in its October 2017 issue.

Award winning highlights of this project are numerous. They include an entrance design patterned after the Brembo lower case “b” logo and “Skybox” offices and conference rooms overlooking the fiery foundry process below.

Sustainable materials and practices used include: LED lighting throughout, solar water heaters, emergency backup cooling water system, closed-loop cooling circuits to reduce waste water, high-efficiency electrical equipment and infrastructure, and “dark sky” exterior lighting design parameters.