Experience Commercial + LEED Buildings Research + Development Headquarters Medical Technology Company Research + Development Headquarters Portage, Michigan // 485,000 sq. ft. Client Challenge and TowerPinkster Solution TowerPinkster worked alongside design partner HOK in order to create a world-class research and development facility located on 300 acres in Portage, Michigan. The new space capitalizes on site views, daylighting, and natural ventilation which contributes to workspaces that encourage collaboration and creativity. The facility features research and development space, multiple labs and testing areas including a biomedical skills lab, a customer engagement area with an Operating Room Showroom. There are multiple gathering spaces including a cafe, a tiered lecture hall, a fitness and wellbeing center, and a commercial kitchen. The state-of-the-art facility is one of a kind design with a focus on innovation and sustainability. The completed center pursued LEED Silver Certification and houses more than 1,500 employees. The aim of the design was to create a forward-thinking environment which attracts talent through excellent design, encourages collaboration and camaraderie among employees, and facilitates innovation and design through thoughtful, high functioning, and comfortable workplace design.