History in the making.
A twenty-year relationship culminates in LEED Gold.
At the center of advanced product development.
IMRA America is dedicated to creative research, innovation and the development of essential technologies for future industrial use. To support this mission, IMRA has assembled a team of top-tier researchers and engineers spanning disciplines and geographies, including some of the brightest talent offered by the international scientific community.
Over two decades, HED has partnered with IMRA on the planning, design and multi-phased expansion of its Corporate Research Center. Constructed on a 17-acre site, this significant project is at the center of advanced product development for the corporation’s entire North American operations.
The facility houses four specialized research laboratories supporting a wide range of innovative product development processes. By leveraging a modular approach, the multi-phased expansion ensured that each building component retained its unique architectural style. A brick façade ties the exterior elevation together, creating cohesion and unifying the massive facility.
An attractive central courtyard with tinted glass windows fills the four building modules with natural light, reducing the number of lighting fixtures and lowering energy costs. Extensive use of daylighting strategies throughout the interior, along with interior landscaping, an open-office layout, and bright, cheerful colors, enriches the workplace and enhances well-being.
Fully-equipped with advanced A/V technology, conference rooms easily accommodate complex, technical presentations and global communications with IMRA’s international locations. A new dining and breakout area provides a more relaxed, informal setting for on-site project team members to socialize and collaborate.
Today, IMRA operates with strong product development and engineering competencies, high-volume manufacturing capabilities and rigorous quality controls benchmarked to industry standards. As the oldest and most experienced femtosecond fiber laser company, IMRA has successfully implemented breakthrough technologies into everyday life—and into its newly expanded, LEED Gold Corporate Research Center.