The St. Louis Business Journal has published a new story on how our firm helped Roche Diagnostics design three new buildings and ultimately transform their North American HQ in Indianapolis. A portion of the story and photo gallery is available online – the full version is available for STL Business Journal subscribers – and below are key excerpts. Early this week, Roche held an official dedication celebration for their new buildings and revamped campus.
On Roche’s Campus Plan
Four years ago Roche Diagnostics announced its $300 million investment in improvements and upgrades for its more than 1,000 employees (at its Indianapolis campus), collaborating with CannonDesign on the master plan and design of three new buildings.
“Roche believes architecture is the expression of who they are,” said George Nikolajevich, architectural design leader of the Roche project for CannonDesign. “They want Indianapolis to be an expression of Roche.
On CannonDesign’s Efforts
CannonDesign, one of the biggest architecture firms in the region, spent four-and-a-half years on the project, first collaborating with Roche on the master plan and architectural guidelines before being asked to design the buildings. Forty-two CannonDesign employees across three offices worked on the project, which incorporates Bauhaus design principles of simplicity and efficiency, at the height of the work.