Kawaski Motors Corp., USA is a leading distributor of motorcycles, side x sides, Jet Ski® watercraft and ATVs. To mark its 50th anniversary in the United States, the iconic distributor decided to relocate from its Irvine location, where it had operated for nearly three decades, to a new Foothill Ranch office that it would call the future home of its North American headquarters.
H. Hendy Associates fully renovated the 210,000 square-foot facility and transformed the space into an environment that brought the powerful Kawasaki brand to life, with large open workspaces, ample and appropriately sized meeting areas and natural light. Taking the Kawasaki motto “Let the good times roll™” one step forward, Hendy also incorporated the Kawasaki museum to showcase vintage products and company memorabilia. Additional design elements pay homage to the company’s client-centric brand and high-energy persona, with all new finishes, bright green accents, an expansive ground floor and a host of environmentally-friendly additions. With a completely refaced exterior that bleeds Kawasaki, the new headquarters is more than just a build – it’s now a destination that drives the heartbeat of the company’s brand, culture and the people behind it.