The new Halyard Health Corporate Headquarters houses all research and development laboratories for the entire enterprise. The project repurposed a 1980’s speculative office building into a high tech corporate headquarters. Cooper Carry’s design team was able to create 14,000 SF of state-of-the-art laboratory within the headquarters, nurturing innovation through an inspiring and collaborative work environment. Careful attention to work flow and segregation of spaces was required, based on the product development process as well as FDA audit requirements. The signature laboratory is not only an invigorating work environment, but also a marketing tool for the corporation for both existing and prospective clients. The facility includes product research labs, wet labs, preclinical testing labs, testing labs, validation and verification labs, a failure analysis lab, machine shop, prototype room, chemical and biological hazardous storage, pilot line, and a pilot finishing lab. Product designers and laboratory technicians analyze what products the market needs, develop prototypes of the products, test prototypes, create manufacturing processes and equipment, test manufactured products, and finally conduct quality reviews of products which are in the market but are thought to be defective.
Architecture, Historic Rehabilitation, Adaptive Re-Use & Conversions, Interior Design