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DSM Nutrition and Food Innovation Center Design

Food research and development laboratory showcases firm’s corporate identity.
  • The DSM Nutrition and Food Innovation Center is a research and development lab-Gannett Fleming

    The center serves a dual purpose as a research and development lab and an interface to customers.

  • Designs in DSM’s Nutrition and Food Innovation Center reinforce the firm’s brand-Gannett Fleming

    Light, patterns, and color reinforce the firm’s corporate identity.

DSM Nutritional Products, Inc.

Parsippany, New Jersey

Our Role

15,000 square feet
1 year 6 months
  • Center serves a dual purpose as an R&D lab and as an interface to customers
  • New facility provides a concrete example of the firm’s new visual identity
  • Facility is a manifestation of the firm’s commitment to sustainability.

The heart and soul of a company is its brand. For DSM, a food research and development lab, one way the firm connects employees and customers to its core is through the design of its buildings. When DSM launched plans in 2009 to expand its North American research and development facilities in Parsippany, New Jersey, the global health, nutrition, and materials firm turned to Gannett Fleming to orchestrate the project.

What We Did

Gannett Fleming’s architectural design combines functional, state-of-the-art research and development laboratories with professional interior elements suitable for DSM’s nutritionists to showcase new applications to their clients. The design reinforces a new corporate identity for the firm and reflects DSM’s mission of working to create brighter lives for people. The end result is an environment that motivates employees, connects them to the firm’s culture and mission, and encourages better performance.

Key Features

  • Facility houses beverage, bakery, dairy, savory, dietary supplement, and personal care market sectors under one roof
  • Destination for quality improvement, new ingredient testing, and concept development. 

Sustainability Features & Outcomes

  • Demand ventilation control allows for energy conservation
  • Custom walk-in working stability chambers feature environmentally friendly refrigerants
  • Interior finish items have sustainability-related certifications
  • Lighting design takes advantage of available daylight.

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