The Power of Design: Roche's Campus Transformation Story
One of the world’s leading research-oriented healthcare organizations, Roche Diagnostics, partnered with our design team to create new buildings and spaces that will ultimately transform its North American Headquarters campus. We worked with Roche to create the architectural master plan and guidelines setting forth a vision for how Roche can redefine the visual identify of its campus while creating a first-class workplace environment. Following this framework of the master plan was the design of three new buildings – a 200,000 sf office building, a 95,000 sf amenity building, and a 1,500 car parking garage.
Each new building is designed to embody Roche’s values of design and architectural legacy rooted in the Bauhaus. Arranged in a radial pattern of rectangular building forms, the office building offers meaningful exterior and interior spaces for employees through ample daylight, views, and access to exterior landscaped courtyards. The building brings together more than 1,000 employees across numerous teams and implements a newly adopted workplace strategy with efficient, flexible, and innovative spaces. Located at the heart of the campus is the amenities building, home to central conference, dining, fitness, and wellness spaces. Designed as a compact, efficient, and “pavilion-like” building in the landscape, the amenities building opens up to an exterior dining garden patio and an event lawn. The new parking garage consolidates parking into a central location and is connected by a new pedestrian spine which unites the campus.
Roche’s masterplan and resulting buildings promote urban density, despite their location in suburban Indianapolis where density is not commonplace. With a focus on the human experience, Roche’s newly transformed campus will create meaningful outdoor spaces and high quality buildings. This focus on space, efficiency, and culture is further reflective of Roche’s long focus on sustainability. The buildings are efficiently engineered and will perform 60% better than the CBECS Average for Commercial Buildings, resulting in annual energy savings cost of nearly .55 sf.