Research and Development Center of Excellence
Creating a collaborative community
With the goal of bringing together various research and development departments into a single community, this Fortune 500 consumer products innovator engaged Flad in a master planning effort to examine multiple options through a calculated and methodical process. Understanding the greatest innovations come from working with others – debating ideas, sharing concepts, and exploring alternatives – the client ultimately chose to bring together their research and development groups into a single, unified facility.
Their new Research and Development Center of Excellence supports operations in 200 countries around the world more effectively, while also providing unparalleled opportunities for innovation and discovery. By renovating 110,000 square feet of space within two buildings on an existing campus and constructing a new, 122,000-square-foot laboratory and central hub, the streamlined Center now offers 329,000-square-foot of state-of-the-art laboratories, advanced support facilities, and streamlined operations.
Specifically designed to foster interaction, communication, and collaboration, the Center enables the client to rapidly respond to market opportunities, bringing new innovations to their customers faster than ever before.