114,900 s.f.


Triplett Wellman Inc.

Garmin AT designs and manufactures aircraft navigation equipment at this facility located on the grounds of Salem Airport. Anderson Shirley Architects worked with Howard Smith Architect on this remodeling and expansion project, which more than doubled the size of the original facility. Both the original building and the additions were clad with a low-maintenance siding material and new windows, uniting the structure and creating a new aesthetic for the building reflective of its current function. The interior was remodeled to create a simple, straightforward layout. A new lunch / meeting room with a curved glass wall provides 180-degree views of the airport runways, and provides an inspiring place for the building occupants to gather.

The building was honored with a Merit Award, given by the Salem Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 2010.