Garmin headquarters expansion in Olathe, Kansas

Garmin Campus Expansion

Project Case Study
McCownGordon is helping Garmin to expand its corporate headquarters to improve productivity and employee well-being.

Client

Garmin

Process

Safety
Preconstruction
Collaborative Delivery
Building Information Modeling

City

Olathe, KS

Recognitions

Concrete Promotional Group (CPG) Excellence in Concrete, Parking Garage Category

FACE Golden Trowel

Kansas City Business Journal Capstone Award - Industrial

Client Testimonial

Hear it for yourself

“McCownGordon absolutely lives by their mission to deliver the best building experience. Through team chemistry, a collaborative spirit and an innovative approach in preconstruction and all phases, they consistently deliver what they say they will and continue to do so. Our past experience with McCownGordon gives us tremendous confidence we’ll have an outstanding experience and an excellent end result. They have become a truly invaluable partner to us.”

Teresa Reicherter, CFM, Sr. Manager, Construction Services
Garmin International, Inc.

Garmin Headquarters in Olathe, Kansas

The expansion seeks to create environments that foster innovation and embody qualities of a global leader—enhancing spaces that reflect the superior products Garmin makes and all the areas they operate.

The $353 million project includes expansive office space, training and conference space, fitness center, dining and food service, collaboration and creative hubs, warehouse and manufacturing facility, outdoor event space, recreation fields and running trails, parking garage and associated sitework and landscaping. The project is being completed in phases and spans five years.

Garmin Headquarters expansion in Olathe, Kansas

Phase II is currently underway totaling more than 600,000 SF and includes office space, conference/training/classroom space, dining cafeteria and food service for 1,100 associates, auditorium meeting space for 1,000, expansive outdoor event space and a large fitness center with multiple gyms and dedicated areas for cardio fitness, weights, classes and wellness.

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Phase I included 750,000 SF of distribution and clean room manufacturing space providing a creative and flexible setting for engineering teams. A 4-story parking garage and pedestrian plaza added 1,285 parking stalls, and improved access and safety. The 35-acre site also received extended walking trails, and recreational soccer and sand volleyball fields.

The team is working closely with Garmin to prioritize phases to achieve aggressive schedules while maintaining safe sites. All phases are being constructed on the active campus while working around operations. McCownGordon’s creative thinking and effort in the preconstruction phase has saved the client significant long-term operational and maintenance costs, as well as improved overall quality and increased realized amenity space.

Garmin Headquarters in Olathe, Kansas
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