Defense tech titan expanding in Austin
More big tech is heading to northeast Austin. Global aerospace and defense technology company BAE Systems just announced their plans for a 38-acre campus at the Parmer Business Park. Karlin Real Estate owns the site and is developing the $150 million campus. More than 1,400 employees will occupy the campus when completed, expected to be in 2022. Design architect is STG Design. PRISM worked with the project team to create many interior, exterior, and aerial-view renderings for this project. The expansive site will allow BAE Systems to increase their operations in Austin; all 700 current area employees will relocate to the new campus. The site location is also ideal, being in close proximity to the U.S. Army Futures Command and Austin’s tech accelerator, Capital Factory. BAE works with Army Futures Command to study and develop new technology. And BAE is a member of Capital Factory’s Innovation Council, which is an incubator for startups and small businesses developing new defense technology for the U.S. military. The Austin economic development initiative Opportunity Austin assisted in the deal. Half of the space in the new campus will be dedicated to manufacturing, for both classified and unclassified work. There will also be research, development, and lab space, along with extensive employee indoor and outdoor amenity areas. The current design includes 390,000 s.f. of space.