Large front exterior elevation of Pratt and Whitney East Hartford Connecticut

Pratt & Whitney - Engineering & Technology Center 

East Hartford, Connecticut

Engineering Technology

CHK Architects was appointed to design the new Pratt & Whitney Engineering & Technology Center in East Hartford Connecticut. CHK Architects design envisioned to respect the company’s history and reflect its position as a world leader in the design, development, manufacture, and service of aircraft engines.

The Engineering & Technology Center serves as the gateway to the site, reinforcing the concept that Pratt & Whitney began with innovative engineering. The award-winning LEED Gold five-story building of approximately 440,000 SF and is located near Pratt and Whitney's historic Hangar Museum and the Customer Training Center. 

Contemporary Sculptural Element  

The main entrance to the Pratt & Whitney building is covered with a canopy designed as a modern composition of glass and aluminum supported by a series of tube steel moment frames rotated at progressively steeper angles. As one gains access through this contemporary sculptural element, they pass through a massive masonry arch, again reinforcing the concept that an individual or company’s movement forward is always grounded in the past. 

Pratt and Whitney interior lobby picture at East Hartford, Connecticut