May 26, 2020
This article initially appeared in Banker & Tradesman on May 24, 2020.
What: Platelet BioGenesis headquarters
Where: 65 Grove St., Watertown
Owner: BioMed Realty
Housed in a former mill building, the design makes full use of floor-to-ceiling windows as the office and lab spaces snake along the perimeter.
Architects TRIA, along with developer BioMed Realty and contractor PIDC Construction, provided expedited design and construction management services for the $5.4 million project, enabling Platelet BioGenesis to move into the 17,500-square-foot facility in just 18 weeks. The space offers modular and flexible lab areas which were designed specifically to enhance safety.
BioMed Realty acquired the 120,000-square-foot office-lab building for $62.5 million in 2017.
They Said It:
“Platelet BioGenesis has always prided itself on its employee cohesion and teamwork. The new space at 65 Grove St. in Watertown offers plenty of transparency and space for employees to gather and discuss new ways for the company to move forward. Overall, it is an elegant industrial design tailored for productivity and success.”
— Lucianna Lucarelli Scordo, Director of Integrated design, Interiors and Associate Principal, TRIA