TRIA, a principal-led architecture firm with a focus on designing unique spaces for science, technology and corporate clients, has been working with Abata Therapeutics on the design of its new workplace located at The Arsenal in Watertown. Having outgrown its space in Cambridge, Abata has moved operations to Watertown where they could plan for future growth.
“Abata’s move gave TRIA an opportunity to design a space that capitalized on everything Watertown has to offer. The second floor office and lab provide views of treetops, water, and parks. Abata means quiet place of peace, and so here we created just that.” said Aline Trindade, Director of Interiors, TRIA, Inc.
The Watertown location at Arsenal Park provides Abata with summer views of the treetops and winter views of the Charles River. The TRIA team utilized design details with an understated brand culture. The new tranquil office features an open concept filled with natural light, preserved moss, and organic shapes to mimic the lines in the Abata logo. The interior lab glass walls feature glazing to provide semi privacy, while the exterior lab windows share views of Arsenal Park.
Abata is focused on translating the biology of regulatory T cells (Tregs) into transformational medicines for patients with progressive multiple sclerosis and other serious autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Together, they are bringing an entirely new approach to the treatment of autoimmune disease by engineering Tregs as targeted therapies that stop immune-mediated destruction, restore homeostasis – a state of harmony – and promote repair in the affected tissues.