MEDRAD Global Center
Copyright 2007 Ed Massery.
MEDRAD Global Center

Copyright 2007 Ed Massery.

MEDRAD Global Center

Copyright 2007 Ed Massery.

MEDRAD Global Center

Copyright 2007 Ed Massery.

MEDRAD Global Center

Copyright 2007 Ed Massery.

MEDRAD Global Center

Copyright 2007 Ed Massery.

MEDRAD Global Center

Copyright 2007 Ed Massery.

MEDRAD Global Center

Copyright 2007 Ed Massery.

MEDRAD Global Center

Warrendale, Pennsylvania, USA

In 2005, MEDRAD, Inc. began searching for a location to build its new corporate headquarters. IDC Architects, teaming with CB Richard Ellis (CBRE), was awarded the project in a limited design competition against four other architect/developer teams. The selected site was in the Pittsburgh region at Tech 21 Park, a sustainable research park previously master planned by IDCA.

The new 125,000 SF headquarters building contains offices, training rooms, a food service area, a call center, and a data center. The Tech 21 site is a beautiful, forested, hilly setting with a wooded ridgeline dominating the terrain. MEDRAD is a very employee-centered company, and one of its major requirements was to have a building where everybody had access to daylight and views. IDCA's solution was a building designed as a "vessel for catching light," nestled into the brow of a south-facing hill, with office wings splayed to follow the path of the sun. The building is anchored by a central three-story Great Hall that houses food service and becomes the focal point of employee interaction and collaboration. The facility received the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED® Gold certification in 2008.

MEDRAD Global Center
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