Nu Skin launches new innovation centre
The plans include a new anti-aging research and development centre, a technology hub, and modern collaborative and green spaces.
“One of our primary responsibilities is to innovate continually in both our product offerings and our business opportunity”, said Truman Hunt, Nu Skin CEO. "The investment we are making in our new Innovation Center is an unmistakable sign that we are committed to achieving our vision."
Adding an extra 164,000 sq ft, the total Nu Skin corporate campus will be nearly 300,000 sq ft; the innovation centre will also include:
- An atrium designed to be a focal point of the campus, encompassing 18,259 sq. ft. and connecting the existing headquarters building with the new Innovation Center
- An expanded research and development space for the Nu Skin Enterprises Center for Anti-Aging Research with a total of 18,000 sq. ft.
- More than one acre of green space on the expanded 4.38 acres downtown campus
Nu Skin retained the Seattle-based architectural firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson for the Innovation Center design and is contracting with Okland Construction in Salt Lake City to manage the building project.
The company anticipates the completion of the Innovation Center in 2013 and is seeking LEED Silver certification.
Nu Skin has appointed Neil H. Offen, a recently retired CEO of the U.S. Direct Selling Association, to the company’s board of directors.
“I have always been impressed with the quality and character of Nu Skin’s management team and corporate culture,” said Offen. “It is an honor to join Nu Skin’s board and participate in continuing to build the company as a major influence in the global direct selling industry.”