Vertex Wins Engineering News-Record Award

Vertex Wins Engineering News-Record Award


December 12, 2022

Vertex lobby

With soaring ceilings in the lobby, oversized asymmetrical chandeliers greet guests letting them know discovery doesn’t follow a straight line.

TRIA, a partner-led architecture firm with a focus on science and technology clients congratulates Vertex Pharmaceuticals on winning Engineering News Record’s Award of Merit for the tenant fit-out at  Innovation Square, now Leiden Center 1. Designed with Vertex’s mission in mind, the space provides open, collaborative office and labs which foster creativity and efficiency in the development of transformative medicines for serious illnesses.

After a complete programming and planning effort to define Vertex’s requirement and workplace strategies, TRIA provided architectural services for Vertex’s Leiden Center 1. The process, completed throughout the pandemic, was led by our lab-focused architectural team, who successfully implemented custom enhancements to the original core and shell design to make the space unique to Vertex.

Achieving LEED Platinum certification, this new state-of-the-art facility, a “Workplace of the Future”, features labs and manufacturing operations . For the remaining 40% of the office space, Vertex utilizes neighborhood-based office space with quick huddle areas, large and small conference rooms, a cafe with room for informal company meetings, a rooftop, a fitness room, an IT bar and coffee bar.