Snow Kreilich Architects helped Medtronic Corporation to orchestrate the consolidation, renovation and linking of two existing buildings into a new cohesive headquarters office and manufacturing facility. Extensive interviews, programming and documentation lead the way for a consolidation of ten separate departments formerly located in six different buildings throughout Santa Ana. The new, efficient facility was designed to accommodate all the relocated employees in two existing buildings.
The newly created link between the manufacturing building and the office building houses employee amenity spaces such as cooking, dining, exercise, and locker facilities. The office building houses varied uses such as warehousing, research and development, administration, and a specialized office and learning center for visiting customers. The facility extends the Medtronic brand in the area by creating a space in which manufacturing, research, and customer relationships are melded into a single building environment.