Lititz Watch Technicum

In Lititz, Pennsylvania, HI constructed a 40,000-square-foot facility that accommodates the simplicity of the Amish lifestyle and the practical needs of a premier modern watch-making and teaching facility.

Key Stats

  • 2001 Year built
  • 2 story building
  • 40,000 Rentable sq ft

Lititz Watch Technicum


The building was designed by renowned architect Michael Graves, who incorporated Amish-style influences in the architecture for Lititz Watch Technicum. The building was completed in June 2001, and is comprised of a silo flanked by two barn-like structures. Because the development serves as a watch-making training school, elements such as classrooms, a library, a cafeteria and other academic amenities were included into the design.


A 40 foot tall timber frame feature occupies 441 sq. ft. of the interior entrance and was hand-crafted from Douglas fir. The stone walls use native Pennsylvania fieldstone in a 50/50 blend of earth tones and grays. Standing seam arched metal roofing systems are used on the barn-like portions of the structure.