Uber Advanced Technologies Group Center

In 2015, Uber opened the Advanced Technologies Group (ATG) Center in Pittsburgh to research and develop solutions for mapping, vehicle safety, and autonomous transportation. Pittsburgh’s long history of cutting-edge production technology and manufacturing the most essential machines of its age matched perfectly Uber’s desire to launch and build its first self-driving vehicle. Drawing inspiration from the “city of Steel”, Assembly Design Studio wanted to both contrast and complement the bright white of a showroom by warming the space with colors and materials associated with the industrial era.

The new center features an expansive, open-concept design featuring rows of workstations, studios, and functional machine shop. Acoustical consideration was key to ensuring the space would serve as a comfortable, productive environment. To address the need for acoustics without compromising the industrial era design, SonaSpray “fc” in Arctic White was applied to the metal deck ceiling. The application of SonaSpray “fc” provides an attractive, seamless finish that absorbs echo, reverberation, and excessive noise.

In addition to acoustic performance, SonaSpray “fc” in Arctic White provides high light reflectance and maximizes natural daylighting. SonaSpray “fc” is GREENGUARD Gold Certified and contributes towards a healthier indoor environment for employees and customers alike.

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