ABOUT THE PROJECT
The new campus represents a consolidation of five existing facilities into a new global headquarters for Sealed Air, bringing together a number the company’s workplace, customer engagement and research divisions for the first time. The campus is comprised of two office buildings, each approximately 114,000 sf, as well as a 185,000 sf Research and Development building which serves as the synergistic centerpiece for the campus. The R&D building brings Sealed Air’s research and development sectors, from across the organization, all under one roof to better encourage interaction and co-creation.
THE GUIDING DESIGN STRATEGY FOCUSED ON EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE BY HARNESSING THE CAMPUS’ RICH NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
DESIGN GOALS, STRATEGY & RESULTS
The guiding design strategy for the campus was to focus on employee experience and a strong environmental vision by harnessing the campus’ greatest attribute – its site. The result is a unique campus that is tucked into the landscape. The buildings, simple and refined, are nestled into a lush landscape providing an organic quality to the campus and the architecture. A lakeside pavilion serves as showroom and after hours venue for company parties. Landscaped pathways, comprised of a series of weathered steel bridges and vegetated boardwalks, extend between buildings, creating a natural separation of the pedestrian from the movement of vehicles and service deliveries. Employees can utilize a variety of outdoor meeting spaces or take active work breaks during their day on the trail that weaves through campus.