The Pacific Center Campus is designed around one notion: human nature. From turning a fundamentally vehicle-oriented campus into a pedestrian-focused one, to creating buildings with multiple typologies that address myriad working styles, to scaled outdoor spaces connected to canyons beyond — this campus comes alive through human interaction.
The Research and Development Building (R+D) in the Pacific Center Campus Development (PCCD) is a human-centered facility that upends the traditional notion of the workplace. It is designed to engage nature to ventilate, illuminate, inspire, and provide food and employ people, their greatest asset, in the creation of a workplace culture that nurtures mobility, flexibility, activity, wellness, focus and growth.
The design capitalizes on the nearby canyon trails that wind through the campus and creates outdoor lobbies/atriums that make the outdoors as integral to the overall campus as the indoors. This approach expands the usable space into a series of areas in which employees can work, relax, and engage.
In addition to establishing connections to nature, the R+D Building needed to establish connections between people. The layout draws employees away from their individual workstations towards spontaneous interactions with each other. In order to transition from offices to the dry laboratory, employees pass through several collaboration zones. Interior colors and finishes were intentionally selected to support the various types of environments.