Boston Properties – In Construction

This project is for the design and buildout of a new cGMP manufacturing/lab/office building for Boston Properties. The core and shell will accommodate approximately 50% GMP manufacturing and 50% lab, office and amenity space. The overall goal of this project is to create an elegant, modern, and effective facility for occupants within the life sciences industry. The project began with a detailed study before proceeding with base services. The project is currently under construction.

PROJECT TYPE

Core and Shell,  cGMP manufacturing, lab, and corporate office space.

PROJECT LOCATION

Waltham, MA

PROJECT SIZE

100,000 SF

Market Sector

  • Corporate Interiors
  • Life Sciences & Technology
  • Manufacturing

This project is for the design and buildout of a new cGMP manufacturing/lab/office building for Boston Properties. The core and shell will accommodate approximately 50% GMP manufacturing and 50% lab, office and amenity space. The overall goal of this project is to create an elegant, modern, and effective facility for occupants within the life sciences industry. The project began with a detailed study before proceeding with base services. The project is currently under construction.

CRISPR Therapeutics

TRIA worked closely with the CRISPR to set the objectives of designing with flexibility and scale in mind. Our team approached the project with our proven process of visioning, programming/planning, design and execution.

Using group visioning sessions, executive workshops and focus groups, TRIA identified the client spatial and aesthetic needs and gained an understanding of the company culture. Like every lab we design, we used tools developed by TRIA to define the quantitative requirements for the project, which were developed and documented during the programming/planning process.

Efficient and unique, the open plan office and amenity spaces are designed to promote interaction and collaboration. The design embraced the abundant natural light and embraced the exposed steel structure of the building. Glass walls were incorporated throughout to provide transparency, natural light and a connection between the office and manufacturing space.

PROJECT TYPE

Lab and Office Fit-Out

PROJECT LOCATION

Framingham, MA

PROJECT SIZE

45,000  SF

Market Sector

  • Corporate Interiors
  • Life Sciences & Technology

TRIA worked closely with the CRISPR to set the objectives of designing with flexibility and scale in mind. Our team approached the project with our proven process of visioning, programming/planning, design and execution.

Using group visioning sessions, executive workshops and focus groups, TRIA identified the client spatial and aesthetic needs and gained an understanding of the company culture. Like every lab we design, we used tools developed by TRIA to define the quantitative requirements for the project, which were developed and documented during the programming/planning process.

Efficient and unique, the open plan office and amenity spaces are designed to promote interaction and collaboration. The design embraced the abundant natural light and embraced the exposed steel structure of the building. Glass walls were incorporated throughout to provide transparency, natural light and a connection between the office and manufacturing space.

Abcam

TRIA provided design services for Abcam’s new lab and office fit-out located in Waltham, MA. Through extensive visioning with the Abcam team, their new Waltham headquarters was designed to promote an open and collaborative team environment. Abcam’s science is on display throughout the office and café. Using glass-paned walls to separate the spaces preserves their vision of transparency. The open office features several huddle rooms and conference spaces, promoting a collaborative atmosphere that offers flexibility and connectivity. Lounge spaces and amenity spaces with ample seating encourage officewide communication, as well as areas for the Abcam team to recharge.

The new headquarters features a clean, minimal color palette, vibrantly accented by various pieces of furniture. Walls and window-film featuring sleek, geometric patterns offer visual interest, while also providing a visual denotation between office and amenity spaces.

PROJECT TYPE

Lab and corporate office fit-out.

Project Location

Waltham, MA

PROJECT SIZE

70,000 SF

Market Sector

  • Corporate Interiors
  • Life Sciences & Technology

TRIA provided design services for Abcam’s new lab and office fit-out located in Waltham, MA. Through extensive visioning with the Abcam team, their new Waltham headquarters was designed to promote an open and collaborative team environment. Abcam’s science is on display throughout the office and café. Using glass-paned walls to separate the spaces preserves their vision of transparency. The open office features several huddle rooms and conference spaces, promoting a collaborative atmosphere that offers flexibility and connectivity. Lounge spaces and amenity spaces with ample seating encourage officewide communication, as well as areas for the Abcam team to recharge.

The new headquarters features a clean, minimal color palette, vibrantly accented by various pieces of furniture. Walls and window-film featuring sleek, geometric patterns offer visual interest, while also providing a visual denotation between office and amenity spaces.

Arranta Bio

TRIA provided design services for the multi-phase renovation and fit-out of a former warehouse space into a cGMP development and manufacturing facility. Designed for full process stages along with lyophilization and capsule filling, all new process equipment and building utility equipment were installed along with new clean utility generation. The facility is configured to allow for expansion to larger scale production as demand increases.

The rear portion building features a 9,000 SF research and development lab suite and a 6,000 SF quality control lab suite on the first floor, with conference rooms, huddle rooms and a large forum/kitchen. The front portion of the building serves as the lobby/reception area and it includes lounge seating, kitchenette, conference rooms, offices, and huddle rooms for use by visitors to the facility. Reflecting Arranta Bio’s brand, the look is modern with navy and teal accent colors used throughout the space, helping to create a holistic, cohesive design between lab and office. In addition, windows were added on the second floor to bring natural light into the offices and storefront windows were added to the front office.

Project Type

Facility Renovation

Project Location

Watertown, MA

Project Size

80,000 SF

Market Sector

  • Corporate Interiors
  • Life Sciences & Technology
  • Manufacturing

TRIA provided design services for the multi-phase renovation and fit-out of a former warehouse space into a cGMP development and manufacturing facility. Designed for full process stages along with lyophilization and capsule filling, all new process equipment and building utility equipment were installed along with new clean utility generation. The facility is configured to allow for expansion to larger scale production as demand increases.

The rear portion building features a 9,000 SF research and development lab suite and a 6,000 SF quality control lab suite on the first floor, with conference rooms, huddle rooms and a large forum/kitchen. The front portion of the building serves as the lobby/reception area and it includes lounge seating, kitchenette, conference rooms, offices, and huddle rooms for use by visitors to the facility. Reflecting Arranta Bio’s brand, the look is modern with navy and teal accent colors used throughout the space, helping to create a holistic, cohesive design between lab and office. In addition, windows were added on the second floor to bring natural light into the offices and storefront windows were added to the front office.

Scholar Rock

Scholar Rock was quickly outgrowing their current space. TRIA was brought on board initially to provide visioning and programming/planning services and subsequently for the design to relocate their headquarters.  Scholar Rock’s new 50,000 SF space features a 45/55 lab and office split.

The design focused around implementing branding throughout the space and creating a comfortable work environment for the employees. Their namesake, a scholar rock, which are believed to reveal inner strength and truth, adorns the lobby entrance, greeting all employees and visitors who enter. Touches of wood throughout the space offer a natural and welcoming feel. The open office space offers a selection of glass-paned huddle areas and conference rooms situated around the building’s core, encouraging collaboration and communication amongst the employees. The office space also features layered open ceiling grids, which conceal ductwork and give a sense of place and path amongst the open office areas. A large café doubles as a company assembly space. In the café, two ceiling projectors are cloaked by a wooden shroud, becoming an aerial sculpture and the focus of the café area. The open lab space connects with the office and amenity spaces through a path of shared flooring and ceiling details and integrating the same color palette through accent walls. Additional lab spaces include phage display, tissue culture rooms, cold rooms, and mass spec.

Project Type:

Lab & Office Fit-Out

Project location:

Cambridge, MA

Project Size:

50,000 SF

Market Sector

  • Corporate Interiors
  • Life Sciences & Technology

Scholar Rock was quickly outgrowing their current space. TRIA was brought on board initially to provide visioning and programming/planning services and subsequently for the design to relocate their headquarters.  Scholar Rock’s new 50,000 SF space features a 45/55 lab and office split.

The design focused around implementing branding throughout the space and creating a comfortable work environment for the employees. Their namesake, a scholar rock, which are believed to reveal inner strength and truth, adorns the lobby entrance, greeting all employees and visitors who enter. Touches of wood throughout the space offer a natural and welcoming feel. The open office space offers a selection of glass-paned huddle areas and conference rooms situated around the building’s core, encouraging collaboration and communication amongst the employees. The office space also features layered open ceiling grids, which conceal ductwork and give a sense of place and path amongst the open office areas. A large café doubles as a company assembly space. In the café, two ceiling projectors are cloaked by a wooden shroud, becoming an aerial sculpture and the focus of the café area. The open lab space connects with the office and amenity spaces through a path of shared flooring and ceiling details and integrating the same color palette through accent walls. Additional lab spaces include phage display, tissue culture rooms, cold rooms, and mass spec.

Affinivax

TRIA provided architectural design services for fit-out of a lab and office space in a multi-tenant building in Cambridge, MA. Beginning with intensive visioning and programming work, the space was designed to highlight Affinivax’s mission through elegant brand statements and extensive use of glass, allowing employees and visitors to see into the labs. In addition, a central “path” allows continuous circulation throughout lab and office. With a selection of a huddle and collaboration areas in both the lab and office, the design encourages teamwork and communication, while giving employees flexibility and versatility throughout their workday.

PROJECT TYPE

Lab & Office Fit Out

PROJECT LOCATION

Cambridge, MA

PROJECT SIZE

50,000 SF

Market Sector

  • Corporate Interiors
  • Life Sciences & Technology

TRIA provided architectural design services for fit-out of a lab and office space in a multi-tenant building in Cambridge, MA. Beginning with intensive visioning and programming work, the space was designed to highlight Affinivax’s mission through elegant brand statements and extensive use of glass, allowing employees and visitors to see into the labs. In addition, a central “path” allows continuous circulation throughout lab and office. With a selection of a huddle and collaboration areas in both the lab and office, the design encourages teamwork and communication, while giving employees flexibility and versatility throughout their workday.

Foghorn Therapeutics

Located in the heart of Cambridge, Foghorn Therapeutics and the project team had set out to transform three levels at 500 Technology Square into a sanctum of innovation. The building’s core acts as a center point of circulation divergence. Subtly angled walls, ceilings, and floors wrap the building’s core creating a continuous path that allows users the flexibility to transition from one space to another. Formal and informal collaboration spaces along this path allow for easy access to interactions between co-workers.

Levels six through eight of this 44,000 square feet of lab and office renovation have been coalesced with a staircase intervention. This interconnecting staircase creates an opportunity for staff to connect and collaborate. Hefty steel beams brace the waffle slab construction and reveal a three-story looking glass.

Level six includes an extensive chemistry lab, featuring an open ceiling concept where mechanical ductwork remains exposed as a critical aesthetic. Office areas here include “neighborhoods” of workstations, as well as dedicated collaboration spaces. Level seven greets guests with an inviting reception area, while also providing an extensive cafe that doubles as a company-wide assembly space. The office neighborhoods converge at this central hub, creating opportunities for informal gatherings. Level seven also includes an extensive set of biology lab suites. The core circulation follows along to create a connection from lab to office. Finally, level eight offers additional opportunities for office and lab spaces to admix. A large board room acts as a hub for business.

Project type:

Headquarters Renovation

Project location:

Cambridge, MA

Project size:

44,000 SF

Market Sector

  • Corporate Interiors
  • Life Sciences & Technology

Located in the heart of Cambridge, Foghorn Therapeutics and the project team had set out to transform three levels at 500 Technology Square into a sanctum of innovation. The building’s core acts as a center point of circulation divergence. Subtly angled walls, ceilings, and floors wrap the building’s core creating a continuous path that allows users the flexibility to transition from one space to another. Formal and informal collaboration spaces along this path allow for easy access to interactions between co-workers.

Levels six through eight of this 44,000 square feet of lab and office renovation have been coalesced with a staircase intervention. This interconnecting staircase creates an opportunity for staff to connect and collaborate. Hefty steel beams brace the waffle slab construction and reveal a three-story looking glass.

Level six includes an extensive chemistry lab, featuring an open ceiling concept where mechanical ductwork remains exposed as a critical aesthetic. Office areas here include “neighborhoods” of workstations, as well as dedicated collaboration spaces. Level seven greets guests with an inviting reception area, while also providing an extensive cafe that doubles as a company-wide assembly space. The office neighborhoods converge at this central hub, creating opportunities for informal gatherings. Level seven also includes an extensive set of biology lab suites. The core circulation follows along to create a connection from lab to office. Finally, level eight offers additional opportunities for office and lab spaces to admix. A large board room acts as a hub for business.

Glympse Bio

TRIA completed the design of Glympse Bio’s new headquarters consisting  of 60% laboratory and 40% office and amenity spaces. During visioning, it was determined that Glympse Bio employees were looking for collaborative spaces. An efficient, economical design was achieved by creating multi-functional spaces, such as a flexible cafe that can double as a meeting space for large or small groups. Additional features include open benching, writing surfaces, and glass partitions. The outcome is a modern and inspiring workspace for Glympse Bio employees to call home.

PROJECT TYPE

Headquarters renovation

PROJECT LOCATION

Cambridge, MA

PROJECT SIZE

22,000 SF

Market Sector

  • Corporate Interiors
  • Life Sciences & Technology

TRIA completed the design of Glympse Bio’s new headquarters consisting  of 60% laboratory and 40% office and amenity spaces. During visioning, it was determined that Glympse Bio employees were looking for collaborative spaces. An efficient, economical design was achieved by creating multi-functional spaces, such as a flexible cafe that can double as a meeting space for large or small groups. Additional features include open benching, writing surfaces, and glass partitions. The outcome is a modern and inspiring workspace for Glympse Bio employees to call home.

Flagship Pioneering

After completing initial test fits, TRIA provided architectural services for Flagship Pioneering’s Science Hotel project. As an organization that resources and builds life sciences companies to invent breakthrough technologies, the 33,500 SF space was designed to maximize efficiency and innovation. TRIA fit out five suites for approximately 125 employees at One Kendall Square, a mixed-use facility in Cambridge, MA, which houses other notable life sciences firms. Flagship’s facilities consist of wet lab space with tissue culture suites, lab support including central autoclave and glass wash, amenity, and office. TRIA took care to balance the lab space with bright and inviting amenity spaces, such as convertible conference spaces and multi-functional meeting points.

PROJECT TYPE

Biotech Incubator

PROJECT LOCATION

Cambridge, MA

PROJECT SIZE

33,500 SF

Market Sector

  • Corporate Interiors
  • Life Sciences & Technology

After completing initial test fits, TRIA provided architectural services for Flagship Pioneering’s Science Hotel project. As an organization that resources and builds life sciences companies to invent breakthrough technologies, the 33,500 SF space was designed to maximize efficiency and innovation. TRIA fit out five suites for approximately 125 employees at One Kendall Square, a mixed-use facility in Cambridge, MA, which houses other notable life sciences firms. Flagship’s facilities consist of wet lab space with tissue culture suites, lab support including central autoclave and glass wash, amenity, and office. TRIA took care to balance the lab space with bright and inviting amenity spaces, such as convertible conference spaces and multi-functional meeting points.

Platelet Biogenesis

TRIA created a design that is both efficient and flexible throughout lab and office, which run the length of the building perimeter. Floor to ceiling windows provide ample sunlight with commanding views of the neighborhood and periodic glass walls between the lab and office spaces provide a collective visual connection, allowing for transparency amongst coworkers and potential clients. An exceptional design feature is the automated glass wall between the boardroom and adjacent café, which can disappear above the ceiling to create one large meeting space for all-hand gatherings. This element not only supports wider firm cohesion, but is a notable addition to the office, which speaks to Platelet’s unique culture and identity. TRIA extended this detailed approach to the laboratories, where great care was taken to enhance lab safety. Personal protective equipment, eye wash and safety showers are clearly visible; equipment such as biosafety cabinets, refrigerators, fume hoods and autoclaves are located for safety and energy efficiency. Lastly, entries to tissue culture rooms are hands-free to open powered doors, which reduces contamination.

PROJECT TYPE

Headquarters relocation

PROJECT LOCATION

Watertown, MA

PROJECT SIZE

17,500 SF

Market Sector

  • Corporate Interiors
  • Life Sciences & Technology

TRIA created a design that is both efficient and flexible throughout lab and office, which run the length of the building perimeter. Floor to ceiling windows provide ample sunlight with commanding views of the neighborhood and periodic glass walls between the lab and office spaces provide a collective visual connection, allowing for transparency amongst coworkers and potential clients. An exceptional design feature is the automated glass wall between the boardroom and adjacent café, which can disappear above the ceiling to create one large meeting space for all-hand gatherings. This element not only supports wider firm cohesion, but is a notable addition to the office, which speaks to Platelet’s unique culture and identity. TRIA extended this detailed approach to the laboratories, where great care was taken to enhance lab safety. Personal protective equipment, eye wash and safety showers are clearly visible; equipment such as biosafety cabinets, refrigerators, fume hoods and autoclaves are located for safety and energy efficiency. Lastly, entries to tissue culture rooms are hands-free to open powered doors, which reduces contamination.