energy usage in comparison to the former facility
Research and Innovation Center
Every single space within this building was thoughtfully laid out with collaboration, energy, and excitement in mind. The impact is immediately evident upon arrival. The welcoming design and easier access to labs and technical teams are attracting more customers to share their needs, and the open areas of the office promote the sharing of knowledge.
Previously accustomed to secluded workspaces, employees now have the opportunity to collaborate or conversate at a moment's notice.
Improved Visitor Experience
Large windows positioned at each lab permit visitors to see firsthand the ongoing development and testing of new products.
Better Brand Recognition
To boost visibility and permit future space additions, the 135,000-SF steel-clad building was positioned on the western edge of a 16-acre site that dramatically overlooks Interstate 75.
Cliffs has met their goals to attract and retain top technical talent while reshaping their culture of increased employee and customer engagement.
Due to Cliffs' new open work environment, employees are generating more ideas at a faster pace. BHDP positioned the labs closer to the open offices and carefully sequenced them, making it easier to transfer information and results. High ceilings encircled by glass panels and conference rooms with glass walls create an airy environment filled with natural light.
With this facility, innovating is easier than ever.
This building is a physical representation of the value we put on innovation.