Novo Nordisk’s new state-of-the-art Conference Center is a high-tech hub of interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation.


The new Conference Center is the most recent addition to the 2013 renovation of Novo Nordisk’s New Jersey Headquarters, which transformed a dark, concrete heavy building from the 1980s into an attractive, modern work environment featuring more glass and natural light.

Aligning the new space with Novo Nordisk’s commitment to employee wellness would require balancing collaboration with the need for privacy and quiet time. For this reason, the Conference Center would require maximum flexibility and include a variety of conference rooms, huddle rooms and open collaborative spaces.


Award-winning Granum Architecture/Interiors specified two separate operable partition systems into the design of the headquarters nearly 40,000 sq. ft. Conference Center. The flexibility of the operable partitions would help create dynamic spaces offering maximum opportunities for sharing knowledge.

Adjacent to the Town Hall is the large conference space where six Skyfold Classic 51 vertical retractable partitions were specified. All six of the electrically operated 9′ tall partitions can be retracted into the ceiling above to take full advantage of the entire 128′ x 48′ space. With the Skyfolds engaged, the space can be divided into varying configurations of up to four 32′ x 48′ rooms. The 51 STC rating ensures superb acoustical control while custom wood panels, black trim and seals add to the attractive modern aesthetics.

Novo Nordisk’s new Conference Center is a stunning example of a highly flexible work environment designed to meet the rigors of the innovation process. In addition to promoting creativity and collaboration, the openness of the spaces and positive daylighting effects of glass contribute to employee wellness and workplace satisfaction.

This project was completed by our Skyfold Authorized Dealer ModernfoldStyles