Nu Skin Innovation Center

Provo, Utah

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“The architecture of the Nu Skin Innovation Center embodies the aspirational qualities of the company’s mission and core values, and generously accommodates distributors and employees in a series of elegant, daylit spaces.”

Project

Summary

The Nu Skin Innovation Center transforms Nu Skin International’s campus into an inspiring headquarters that reflects the modern sensibilities of a global company. This facility houses research laboratories, conference spaces, a retail storefront, executive offices, two cafés, and a data center in a series of elegant, light-filled spaces that reflect the aspirational qualities of the Nu Skin brand.

The LEED Gold Innovation Center is comprised of three volumes: a three-story building to the north that responds to the scale of historic Center Street; a six-story building to the south; and a four-story atrium linking the new buildings to each other and to the existing Nu Skin office tower. The atrium is the heart of the campus, acting as a glazed spine and entry hall designed to host thousands of people from around the world. On the main level, glass walls open to a 500-seat meeting room with views of the garden landscape to the south. A grand staircase draws visitors and staff up to the data center, laboratory and office levels that are connected by circulation paths bridging the atrium. Conference rooms cantilever into the space and a gently curving ceiling of translucent glass is suspended below the sky lit roof, mitigating the intense Utah sunlight and softening the interior.

The exterior is composed of transparent volumes anchored by sleek, metal-clad core spaces. Delicate sunshades along the south elevation shade the interior spaces from direct sunlight while framing views of the nearby Wasatch Mountains. Crowning the south building is an airfoil-shaped mechanical penthouse, a nod to the barrel-vaulted forms of the original Nu Skin tower.

Project Data

Location:
Provo, Utah
Dates:
2013
Clients:
Nu Skin Enterprises
Size:
170,000 sf

Awards/Honors

2016
IDEAS2 National Award
2014
Best Projects Office/Retail/Mixed-Use - Intermountain Area