Workplace Environments


Sara Lee
Regional R&D Center
Cincinnati, OH

Hillshire Brands (formerly Sara Lee) asked Hixson to modify a suburban office building to house the R&D work of nearly 400 employees at this regional center. Hixson's design reflected the company's marketplace image for both brand reinforcement and functional operations. Food preparation, display, and sampling areas, including two state-of-the-art kitchens that doubled as teaming centers, were all critical elements incorporated into the building. High-tech conference and training rooms were factored in to connect the facility to other corporate facilities and its clients.