Consumer Product

Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Inc. (MBRDNA)

Sunnyvale, CA, 68,000 sqft.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Headquarters consolidation from two locations into one new facility that accommodates 250 seats
  • 8,000-square-foot auto lab containing fuel cell and lithium Ion technology labs
  • 3,750-square-foot cafeteria and outdoor terrace
  • New design of software labs for research and development
  • Destination attractions, or ‘hot spots’ such as juice bar, ice cream bar, yoga and relaxation room, and climbing rock wall
  • Flexible collaboration areas: enclosed offices, conference rooms, huddle rooms and phone rooms
  • High impact branding balances German precision engineering with the vibrancy of Silicon Valley
  • Neighborhood work groups identified by color and amenity are separated by sliding glass partitions to maximize transparency, daylight and views

DESIGN AWARDS

  • Interior Design, 2014 Best of the Year Merit Award