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IDEXX Laboratories’ Synergy Center

By Lavallee Brensinger Architects | Westbrook, Maine


For IDEXX Laboratories, an international leader in pet healthcare, pursuing LEED certification for its $35 million Synergy Center was no walk in the park.

The Westbrook, Maine, campus offers more than 750,000 square feet of offices and lab space—which is typically energy intensive—plus a food court and wellness center. The first goal of the new site was to create increased opportunities for employees to collaborate, allowing for cross-pollination of ideas across multiple disciplines.

It was addressed by the strategic placement of a food court, wellness center, and meeting spaces at the core of the new facility's primary circulation. A 108,000-square-foot core building was integrated into the campus’ existing circulation as the major crossroads, engaging IDEXX’s more than 2,100 daily on-site employees.

“Four major campus axes coordinate at a crossroads in the Synergy Center, and that’s where a large hub is located,” explains John Harper, project manager at Lavallee Brensinger. “Off of it there are impromptu meeting rooms and conference spaces. Even the staircase is oversized and has larger landings to allow people to break off and talk.”

A second objective was to capture the dynamic spirit of IDEXX through flexible, readily adaptable spaces. Multiple pilot areas were assembled and tested in order to arrive at highly maneuverable and interchangeable settings. Now occupants are able to optimize their environment based on their changing needs.

To complement the building’s intentionally corporate, high-tech exterior—which features sleek metals, expansive glass, and white masonry—another imperative was to include a warm interior that emphasizes the company’s commitment to worker well-being. Stibler Associates, LLC, the firm that designed the interior, drew from a palette of earth tones coupled with bright, saturated colors for furniture and accent walls. It creates an effect that is simultaneously comfortable and energizing.

Eco-friendliness was a major design directive, in keeping with IDEXX’s belief that a healthy environment is fundamental to the wellness of its employees. The new building achieved LEED Gold through its use of daylighting, energy conservation, and green roofs, coupled with low-toxin, locally sourced, and largely recycled materials.

The end result of these goals is an innovative, scientific, and purposeful site that isn’t ostentatious, adds Harper. Enhanced employee experience and productivity will be the ultimate measure of success for the campus.

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