Bell Helicopter Headquarters


Client: Bell Helicopter

Square Feet: 230,000

LEED Certification: LEED Silver Certified

The Lawrence D. Bell Employee Center is a multifunctional building serving the employees of Bell Helicopter. Located at the Bell Helicopter Headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas, this facility replaces the circa 1950’s cafeteria that previously served the campus. The building’s completion and design marks the beginning of an overall revitalization and new vision for the campus looking to reflect the core mission of technologically advanced engineering and manufacturing culture. Major components include the dining hall, food court, and company store. A main central corridor links these spaces and acts as place of gathering. The main dining hall is multifunctional and is highlighted with double volume space, clerestory windows, and soaring columns. The hangar like quality and scale of the main dining hall creates a volume that can easily transform from dining, reception, or town hall functionality. This project is LEED Silver Certified.

  • 5-story, new construction building
  • Part of a long-term consolidation plan for Bell Helicopter involving a master-plan strategy and updated facilities for the Fort Worth campus
  • Included numerous renovations of existing facilities for efficient space planning, plus an energy-saving façade and mechanical improvements
  • Improved corridor landscaping and upgraded parking, as well as vehicular circulation paths
  • Implemented an overall branding and wayfinding strategy for the campus