Roche Diagnostics partnered with our design team to create new buildings and spaces that have transformed its North American headquarters campus. We first collaborated with the client on a facility master plan and architectural guidelines to set forth a new vision for how the company will redefine the visual identity of its campus, while creating an innovative first-class workplace environment.
The masterplan and resulting buildings embody urban density, despite their location in a traditionally suburban context. With a focus on the human experience, Roche's newly transformed campus creates meaningful outdoor spaces and high-quality buildings deeply committed to space, efficiency and culture.
Informed by the framework of the master plan and guidelines, three new buildings—a 200,000-square-foot office building, a 95,000-square-foot amenity building and a 1,500 car parking garage—now reflect the Roche brand through the built environment. Each building is designed to embody the company’s values of design and architectural legacy rooted in the Bauhaus aesthetic.
The office building brings together more than 1,000 employees across numerous business units and implements an alternative 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.
Roche has brought incredible passion and focus to creating spaces that enrich their employees experience and ultimately help them better deliver for their clients. This is a benchmark for corporate campuses that raises the bar for the integration of architectural design, sustainability and workplace innovation.Ken Crabiel St. Louis Commercial and Civic Leader, CannonDesign
Roche's campus features one of North America’s largest chilled beam installations, an alternative HVAC system that aims to save the company 55 cents per square foot in energy costs; a solar array system that serves as a major source of hot water to the building; and motorized exterior blinds that respond to sunlight. The building performs 60% better than the CBECS Average for Commercial Buildings at the time of design.