Implementing their internal workplace guidelines called Workplace Innovations, this renovation transforms the outdated, traditional office park into an agile, collaborative work environment.
The combined offices of five J&J companies will increase campus staff by 200% and increase occupied floors from 7 to 10.
With business groups in southern California spread across Menlo Park, Santa Barbara, Irwindale and Diamond Bar, in disorganized and often partly empty buildings, J&J realized their current real estate approach could be improved. Deciding to consolidate departments onto one underutilized campus, they saw this as an opportunity to implement a more progressive work environment. These changes allow them to increase capacity while reducing their real estate holdings.
Building 29 for example is a hybrid laboratory, training space and office space, which balances dedicated training areas with flexible spaces that facilitate a wide range of training scenarios and equipment in a compact environment.
In line with the J&J workplace guidelines, the renovated buildings are divided into “neighborhoods” with dedicated amenity and meeting spaces. The main goal of the design is to create a collaborative work environment that maximizes space, minimizes churn costs, eliminates status assignment discrepancies and allows for future growth.