Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

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Project Location

Boston, MA

Project Size

268,000 SF

Project Services

New Buildout: Office, Lab, Manufacturing
Workplace Evaluation
Programming and Planning
Renderings and Walkthroughs
Sustainable Design
Interior Design

Vertex Pharmaceuticals is a global biotechnology company, located in Boston’s Innovation District, that invests in scientific innovation to create transformative medicines for people with serious diseases, with multiple approved medicines that treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis (CF,  and has several ongoing clinical and research programs in CF.

After a complete programming and planning effort to define Vertex’s requirement and workplace strategies, TRIA provided architectural services for The Jeffrey Leiden Center One for Cell and Genetic Therapies. The process, completed throughout the pandemic, was led by our lab-focused architect, who successfully implemented over 60 building changes to the original core and shell, which was originally designed for multiple tenants.

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 large cafeteria with room for informal company meetings, a rooftop with sweeping views of the harbor and city, a fitness room, an IT bar, coffee bar and several kitchenettes.

This project was the topic of a panel discussion at  BisNow’s March 31, 2022 Boston Life Science Summit as a Case Study, Enhancing Urban Manufacturing.  To learn more, see our Insights.