This project challenged IDCA to design a new corporate office building that aligned with the client's well-established sustainable master plan for its corporate R&D campus. The project addresses unique program requirements, supports adjacent high-tech research/manufacturing functions, provides cost-efficient design solutions without compromising quality, and offers a lively and refreshing environment for a diverse group of research and development staff.
As the third of an anticipated six research, development, and manufacturing facilities, this building creates an "incubating" environment to recruit, retain, and empower the world's leading microelectronics researchers. The client's workplace culture of 100% open plan cubicles is organized around a strong central core containing support functions, employee meeting and collaboration space, and central circulation functions.
Floor-to-floor employee interaction is further enhanced by stairs located in each quadrant of the floor plan. Placed at the perimeter of the building, these glass-walled vertical circulation elements provide employees with views and high levels of natural light, while creating circulation links to the "campus community." Amenities such as vibrant cafeterias, courtyards, and quiet respite areas are essential in helping this industry leader maintain its market edge.