In Irvine, Edwards Lifesciences is midway through construction of a $240-million expansion of its headquarters campus.
The new construction, located near the intersection of Red Hill Avenue and Alton Parkway, is a four-story edifice that will feature more than approximately 479,000 square feet of space which will be used for offices, labs, a conference facility, a museum, and a reception facility, among other functions.
The new building, which sits on a 10-acre parcel adjoining the existing 32-acre Edwards campus, will allow the headquarters facility to accommodate up to 4,000 employees upon completion.
LPA, Inc. is the architect behind the project, according to a landing page on the AIA Orange County website. The new construction is organized around a network of plazas and courtyards, which are accompanied by shared patios and roof decks integrated into building architecture. The steel-frame structure is to be clad in blue glass, precast concrete, and wood.
Edwards is targeted LEED Gold certification for the project.
In addition to the expansion project, the Edwards campus is also expanding to a 52,000-square-foot building on the north side of Alton Parkway within Santa Ana city limits.
Edwards, which manufactures medical devices, currently ranks as Orange County's largest publicly traded company.
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