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HOK 2021 Design Annual
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Stryker Instruments Research + Development Center

Stryker Instruments Research + Development Center

Portage, Michigan
  • Design for Integration Design for Equitable Communities Design for Ecosystems Design for Water Design for Economy Design for Energy Design for Well-Being Design for Resources Design for Change Design for Discovery
A thoughtful process that balances beauty and function. Looking beyond the current client to positively impact future occupants and the community. Benefitting both human and nonhuman inhabitants over time. Responsible use of this precious natural resource. Adding value to the owners, users, community and planet. Reducing energy use while enhancing performance, comfort and enjoyment. Supporting holistic health for occupants and the community. Using materials that minimize environmental impact while improving performance. Allowing for adaptability, resilience and reuse over time. Using lessons learned to advance the profession and produce better buildings.

Stryker employees who design medical equipment and technology now share a connected workplace with their colleagues who sell and support those products in this new three-story headquarters building and R&D lab.

Bringing together staff who previously worked in separate buildings promotes new synergies that spark innovation.

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Three connecting bridges link the technical and office wings and serve as a gathering space for employees. 

The daylight-filled atrium houses the bridges, a café, 175-person lecture hall and open stairwells with multi-tiered seating. There are many opportunities for Stryker’s people to connect.

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Glass-walled conference spaces just off the atrium provide visual connectivity and generate activity.

Prominently positioned open stairways encourage employees to be active during the work day while promoting a direct connection between designers and testing labs.

Indoor and outdoor spaces support engagement at multiple scales: from intimate team gatherings to all-hands meetings and the company picnic.

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Research activities in the project rooms and design-build test area are on display for employees and visitors. Stryker can easily reconfigure lab spaces to support ongoing changes in research teams. The process of setting up space for a new research team has been consolidated from three weeks to less than a week. 
Reflecting the Brand

The interiors celebrate the company’s past, present and future.

Reflective materials incorporated throughout the space mirror the company’s stainless-steel medical products.

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Curved edges echo the shape of its first product: a revolutionary inversion bed. 
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An experience center features product displays and a timeline wall that immerse guests in the company’s history, culture and vision.
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A hospitality space in the experience center leads into a functioning, customizable operating room, where doctors and nurses can experiment with products in an authentic setting. 
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The contemporary, amenity-rich facility helps Stryker attract and retain the best people to live and work in southwest Michigan’s growing life sciences corridor.  
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An expansive fitness center connects to an outdoor sports court.
Sustainable Design

The project team is pursuing a high level of LEED certification.

The contemporary facade combines terra cotta, Swisspearl siding and high-performance glass with sun shading. The building’s orientation maximizes daylight and views of the landscape, which has been restored to a native Michigan prairie.

Operable windows provide natural ventilation.

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The site integrates natural retaining walls and water retention ponds to gather runoff from parking areas.
Project Credits
St. Louis studio
Local architect of record Tower Pinkster
Expertise
Architecture, Engineering, Interiors, Landscape Architecture, Planning + Urban Design, Sustainable Design
Image Credits
Jason Keen
Related Content
4340 Duncan
St. Louis, Missouri
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Stryker Instruments Research + Development Center

Portage, Michigan
  • Design for Integration Design for Equitable Communities Design for Ecosystems Design for Water Design for Economy Design for Energy Design for Well-Being Design for Resources Design for Change Design for Discovery
A thoughtful process that balances beauty and function. Looking beyond the current client to positively impact future occupants and the community. Benefitting both human and nonhuman inhabitants over time. Responsible use of this precious natural resource. Adding value to the owners, users, community and planet. Reducing energy use while enhancing performance, comfort and enjoyment. Supporting holistic health for occupants and the community. Using materials that minimize environmental impact while improving performance. Allowing for adaptability, resilience and reuse over time. Using lessons learned to advance the profession and produce better buildings.

Stryker employees who design medical equipment and technology now share a connected workplace with their colleagues who sell and support those products in this new three-story headquarters building and R&D lab.

Bringing together staff who previously worked in separate buildings promotes new synergies that spark innovation.

read caption +
Three connecting bridges link the technical and office wings and serve as a gathering space for employees. 

The daylight-filled atrium houses the bridges, a café, 175-person lecture hall and open stairwells with multi-tiered seating. There are many opportunities for Stryker’s people to connect.

read caption +
Glass-walled conference spaces just off the atrium provide visual connectivity and generate activity.

Prominently positioned open stairways encourage employees to be active during the work day while promoting a direct connection between designers and testing labs.

Indoor and outdoor spaces support engagement at multiple scales: from intimate team gatherings to all-hands meetings and the company picnic.

read caption +
Research activities in the project rooms and design-build test area are on display for employees and visitors. Stryker can easily reconfigure lab spaces to support ongoing changes in research teams. The process of setting up space for a new research team has been consolidated from three weeks to less than a week. 
Reflecting the Brand

The interiors celebrate the company’s past, present and future.

Reflective materials incorporated throughout the space mirror the company’s stainless-steel medical products.

read caption +
Curved edges echo the shape of its first product: a revolutionary inversion bed. 
read caption +
An experience center features product displays and a timeline wall that immerse guests in the company’s history, culture and vision.
read caption +
A hospitality space in the experience center leads into a functioning, customizable operating room, where doctors and nurses can experiment with products in an authentic setting. 
read caption +
The contemporary, amenity-rich facility helps Stryker attract and retain the best people to live and work in southwest Michigan’s growing life sciences corridor.  
read caption +
An expansive fitness center connects to an outdoor sports court.
Sustainable Design

The project team is pursuing a high level of LEED certification.

The contemporary facade combines terra cotta, Swisspearl siding and high-performance glass with sun shading. The building’s orientation maximizes daylight and views of the landscape, which has been restored to a native Michigan prairie.

Operable windows provide natural ventilation.

read caption +
The site integrates natural retaining walls and water retention ponds to gather runoff from parking areas.
Project Credits
St. Louis studio
Local architect of record Tower Pinkster
Expertise
Architecture, Engineering, Interiors, Landscape Architecture, Planning + Urban Design, Sustainable Design
Image Credits
Jason Keen
Related Content
4340 Duncan
St. Louis, Missouri
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