Sweetwater is North America’s largest online music technology and instrument retailer, located in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
R.E. Dimond and Associates has provided MEPT design for Sweetwater since 2012.
R.E. Dimond and Associates is currently working on various Sweetwater projects, which requires a design team of architects, contractors, structural and MEPT engineers to design and build multiple projects concurrently. The latest expansion includes the renovation of existing warehouse space for a new tech center and retail store as well as the construction of a fully conditioned and humidity-controlled 580,000 SF distribution center (eight acres) that features a guitar gallery and guitar shop, as well as increased space for a three-story pic module that makes processing inventory faster.
As part of the expansion of the new warehouse facility, R.E. Dimond and Associates designed a seamless redundant fiber ring to maintain 24-hour operations, seven days a week. This outside plant application will help avoid downtime in the data center, accelerate deployment speeds from Sweetwater’s two internet providers, and provide the most advanced voice, data, and video services. Additionally, R.E. Dimond and Associates designed a generator system to back up the Sweetwater facility as well as to provide a partnership with the local REMC to provide standby generation in the event of a power outage.
Previous design at Sweewater included the construction of Sweetwater University, the renovation of Sweetwater retail music store, employee wellness center including a fitness center/ salon, acoustically -isolated music laboratories, marketing addition, mezzanine and office spaces, and doubling the size of a state-of-the-art cafeteria with a new kitchen, deluxe coffee bar, and performance stage.
At this time, future design includes a 70,000 SF conference center with banquet and meeting space.