SSOE is currently working with Nikola Corporation, a leading designer and manufacturer of heavy-duty commercial battery-electric vehicles (BEV), fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEV) and energy infrastructure solutions, as a design partner for their new manufacturing facility in Coolidge, Arizona. When complete, the zero-emissions facility will have the capacity to produce Class 8 commercial semi-trucks and will include in-house offices, conference rooms, and support facilities which showcase Nikola technology and culture.
As part of the initial facility master planning, SSOE provided a conceptual site layout and arrangements for the envisioned facility, including block diagram floor plans. In addition, our team presented a conceptual artistic rendering for the exterior facility design in its surroundings to provide a realistic representation of the proposed facility, drawing from examples of desired building aesthetics provided by Nikola.
Our work with Nikola continues today; the SSOE / Walbridge design-build team is helping turn their Phase 1 master plan vision into a reality with design and construction management services.