LJC’s design team strategically and rapidly worked with Horizon Therapeutics to ensure its new U.S. headquarters would be the perfect reflection of its brand, incorporating the top amenities for its employees, and allowing flexible space for future growth.
Following a recent rebranding, Horizon’s new space expresses its new brand and celebrates patient care. Providing its employees with the best and most advanced environment to succeed in allows Horizon’s patients to receive the best possible care. The state-of-the-art facility is full of engaging amenities to help attract talent and position it as one of the best places to work. The workplace program LJC worked on accommodates Horizon’s 500+ employees with brand-new state-of-the-art furnishings and technology. Building amenities include a Starbucks coffee shop, full-service cafeteria and café, tech pub, snack pantries on each floor, multipurpose training center, fitness center, game lounge, and an outdoor landscaped terrace.
The renovation included 450,000 SF of space all within a remarkably tight schedule: from start to finish, the renovation took approximately ten months. Capitalizing on technology by presenting multiple life fly-throughs using LJC’s BIM model in real-time while documenting for construction rather than formal paper and slide presentations had a significant impact on meeting this quick turnaround goal. Generating live fly-through models allowed Horizon to see every square inch of LJC’s design and walk away with a full contextual understanding of the team’s design thinking. LJC also played off of its experience working with Horizon on its former Lake Forest U.S. headquarters and Dublin, Ireland global headquarters. This existing client knowledge and ability to listen to and adapt to every required program change was crucial in keeping the project on track to meet its record-breaking schedule.