Abugov-Kaspar has provided architectural and interior design for Novatel, a leading GPS company, on multiple projects over the course of nearly twenty years. Our partnership began in the 1990s with construction of the company’s two-storey office, research, and manufacturing centre. Since then, we have provided architectural services for building additions, along with interior design services through a number of renovations.
Architecturally, the main entry of the building pays homage to the history of global positioning, resembling in plan the design of an astrolabe, an early navigational ancestor of GPS. In elevation, forms and materials interleave in a kinetic design that upsets distinctions between interior and exterior; a triangular reveal ties the design to the company’s logo and brand.
Novatel’s business creates complex design challenges:
Learn about our interior work on this project here.