Edwards Lifesciences has completed the $100 million renovations of its global headquarters in Irvine, a move officials said was necessary to accommodate the company’s growth since its new less-invasive heart valve hit the market six years ago.
The medical device maker last week celebrated the opening of the Starr Atrium, a 25,000-square-foot space with wooden stair seating, sofas, a 400-inch TV screen and a coffee stand. The atrium next to the lobby will host all-employee meetings and serve as a collaborative workspace.
“We tried to have a comfortable place that any employee could use anytime,” Chairman and CEO Michael Mussallem said. “We wanted it to be something that’s attractive for young employees to say, ‘Hey, that’s where I want to work. That’s my kind of place.’ Our future success is going to be built on our ability to attract great talent.”
Edwards also has opened a four-story office building with a cafeteria last year and added manufacturing and open green spaces on the 15-acre campus at McGaw and Red Hill…