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Sensata Technologies, U.S. Headquarters, Attleboro, Mass.

December 5, 2014 2:39 pm | News | Comments

Sensata Technologies is a company developing mission critical sensors and electrical protection for use in the aircraft/military, appliance, automotive, electronics, solar, transportation, HVAC/R, industrial and semiconductor industries. Renovations to the company’s U.S. headquarters in Attleboro, Mass., which houses 850 employees, comprise full upgrades to the second floor.

@4240, Cortex Innovation Community, St. Louis, Mo.

December 5, 2014 2:07 pm | News | Comments

Developer Wexford Science & Technology LLC teamed with HOK and Tarlton Corp. to transform a...

Scion Laboratory renovation, Rotorua, New Zealand

October 6, 2014 3:19 pm | News | Comments

This project presents an architectural response for a leading research organization that was...

Kemin Industries Inc. Research Laboratory, Des Moines, Iowa

August 7, 2014 9:03 am | News | Comments

Kemin Industries Inc., a global private company that develops ingredients for a broad range of...

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Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research, 200 Technology Square

June 6, 2014 1:40 pm | News | Comments

200 Technology Square is a renovation and expansion project that became an experiment in itself. When the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research commissioned Cannon Design to provide architectural services for a lab that was more efficient, flexible and collaborative yet compatible with researchers’ existing workflow, it challenged the design team to create a new organizational and physical paradigm for the research environment.

Denver Police Dept. Crime Lab

June 4, 2014 8:03 am | News | Comments

Previously confined to 14,000 sf in police headquarters, the Denver Crime Laboratory Bureau lacked sufficient training space and enough room to manage paperwork for up to 16,000 cases per year. The Durrant/SmithGroupJJR team delivered a forensic facility more than five times larger, simultaneously addressing past constraints through careful planning and communication among stakeholders.

J. Craig Venter Institute Genomic Lab, La Jolla, Calif.

March 1, 2014 6:23 pm | News | Comments

The new JCVI facility comprises a three-story, 28,600-sf office wing and a single-story, 12,605-sf lab wing. The light-filled labs have 14-ft-high ceilings, with floor-to-ceiling windows on two sides.            


Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Lexington, Mass.

March 1, 2014 4:50 pm | News | Comments

The initial building project focused on converting the existing one-story building into a state-of-the art research and development lab.                     

Dentsply International Inc., Office and Research Facility, Islandia, N.Y.

September 16, 2013 8:06 pm | News | Comments

The interior fit-out of the facility included construction of research and testing labs, presentation labs, 15 private executive and management offices, an open plan office section with 81 workstations, an entry lobby and reception area, a 700-sf conference room, a 650-sf classroom, a break room and bathrooms.

Aegis Sciences Corp., Wilma Rudolph Sports Testing Laboratory, Nashville, Tenn.

September 3, 2013 12:50 pm | News | Comments

The drug testing and forensic lab, support spaces and corporate offices were created through adaptive reuse of an existing 63,000-sf office/warehouse facility. The new 10,000-sf lab is located in what was a warehouse area, augmented by 8,000 sf of lab support spaces.

Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute, Oregon Bioscience Incubator, Portland, Ore.

August 19, 2013 3:28 pm | News | Comments

Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) provides scientists and startups with access to entrepreneurial mentoring and a state-of-the-art facility while their companies reach the next phase of expansion. It is Oregon’s first bioscience-specific incubator.  The new space is located in the Willamette Wharf building on Portland’s South Waterfront—the heart of Oregon’s health and sciences cluster.

Mane Inc., The Cincinnati Development Center, Lebanon, Ohio.

July 22, 2013 3:31 pm | Articles | Comments

The Cincinnati Development Center replaced the original North American headquarters and addressed issues of growth, overcrowded workspaces and the critical concern of odors migrating between labs where different flavors were being developed.


Max Planck Society, Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, Jupiter, Fla.

July 8, 2013 1:46 pm | News | Comments

The three-story Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience includes 57,600 sf of dedicated laboratory space and sits on six acres of Florida Atlantic University's John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter, Fla. With nine research groups, the Institute is a key center for studying fundamental brain processes to improve the chances of curing disorders such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority, Accelerator at Bioscience Park Center, Aurora, Colo.

May 15, 2013 8:08 am | News | Comments

A 37,000 sf expansion was added to the Bioscience Park Center at Fitzsimons. This expansion, known as the Accelerator, opened with 27,000 f pre-leased to four companies graduating out of the BioBusiness Incubator. The new Accelerator has custom designed laboratories and offices.

Verinata Health Corporate Headquarters, Redwood City, Calif. (adaptive reuse)

April 16, 2013 3:22 pm | News | Comments

Verinata Health Inc. is a privately held company that develops non-invasive tests for early identification of fetal chromosome abnormalities. The start-up company developed their testing technologies operating out of an existing laboratory space. Rapid growth led to gearing up from an existing R&D facility to one that also supported a process laboratory capable of handling up to 500 samples/day.

New Orleans BioInnovation Center, New Orleans

April 1, 2013 11:49 am | News | Comments

Developed on a former brownfield site on New Orleans' famous Canal Street, the BioInnovation Center serves as an incubator facility in the downtown medical district of New Orleans. The facility was programmed for multitenant use in the science and medical fields. The building design supports laboratories of varying sizes and biosafety levels, as well as diverse ventilation and "wet" research needs.

Agensys, Santa Monica, Calif.

February 19, 2013 11:45 am | News | Comments

Multi-building campus consolidated four different sites throughout the city of Santa Monica into one research campus. The new facility consists of flexible research laboratories, support spaces, manufacturing research, GMP facility, pilot plant, central plant, administrative offices, fitness center, public café, sculpture garden, and conferencing center.


MARBIONC – Marine Biotechnology in North Carolina, Wilmington, N.C.

February 3, 2013 1:24 pm | News | Comments

This new facility connects biotechnology and life science research to commercial product development in the areas of health, food and energy. The building, opened in fall 2013, is connected to the university’s Center for Marine Science, which houses a full spectrum of marine science researchers with specialties in areas ranging from marine species, aquaculture and mariculture development to natural product research.

Novelis, Global Research & Technology Center, Kennesaw, Ga.

January 23, 2013 8:53 am | News | Comments

Novelis, the world's largest producer of rolled aluminum and a global leader in beverage-can recycling, has opened its new Global Research & Technology Center not far from its Atlanta-based corporate headquarters. The building, previously office and empty warehouse space for a chemical manufacturer, has been transformed into materials development and testing laboratories.

Biotrial, U.S. Headquarters, Newark, N.J.

December 4, 2012 3:59 pm | News | Comments

Francis Cauffman has completed the master plan for Biotrial, a French contract-research firm, and expects to break ground on Phase 1 in spring 2013. The five-story building provides 70,000 ft2 of space for use as administrative offices and clinical trial rooms.

University of California-Berkeley, Energy Biosciences Building

November 5, 2012 2:01 pm | News | Comments

Five-story biofuels research building brings together researchers, academic leaders and students to foster collaboration and spur innovation. The Energy Biosciences Institute, a public-private partnership, is the main occupant; part of the UC-Berkeley department of bioengineering is also housed in the facility.

ELANTAS PDG Inc., lab renovation/addition, St. Louis

October 16, 2012 12:58 pm | News | Comments

Renovation and addition project for ELANTAS PDG Inc. includes the complete gutting and remodeling of a two-story, 32,000-ft2 building, constructed in the 1930s, into administrative, engineering, and research space. A 4,000-ft2 addition will house mechanical systems.

Fraunhofer USA Inc., Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, Boston

May 15, 2012 9:46 am | News | Comments

Major energy retrofit will turn a 100-year-old building at 5 Channel Center in Boston's Innovation District into a showcase for clean energy technologies and research. A key objective of the project is accelerating adoption and acceptance of advanced building energy technologies in Massachusetts and nationwide.

Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, San Diego

December 6, 2011 8:02 am | News | Comments

The Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine comprises a consortium of five life science research leaders: The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, The Scripps Research Institute, the Sanford/Burnham Medical Research Institute, The University of California-San Diego, and the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology.

The Athenaeum (215 First Street), Cambridge, Mass. (adaptive reuse).

July 29, 2011 6:43 am | News | Comments

Adaptive reuse project transformed part of a 366,699 square foot book publishing facility—previously remodeled as high-tech office space—into shell space for a series of 4,000- to 6,000-square foot spec lab suites for start-up and early stage businesses.

Colorcon Global Headquarters and Technology Center, Harleysville, Pa.

January 18, 2011 8:30 am | News | Comments

The Colorcon Global Headquarters and Technology Center is a 94,000ft 2 two-story complex. The complex contains Colorcon’s corporate headquarters, global data center and R&D laboratories and suites on a 26-acre site. Energy efficiency drove the design, allowing the building to achieve a 31% energy savings through architectural, mechanical and lighting systems.

Orange County Water District’s Advanced Water Quality Assurance Laboratory, Fountain Valley, Calif.

December 20, 2010 7:24 am | News | Comments

The Orange County Water District’s Advanced Water Quality Assurance Laboratory is a 39,000-ft 2 two-story steel framed building that houses about 45 chemists, lab technicians and water quality monitoring personnel. The lab also holds the equipment needed to do >350,000 analyses of ~18,000 water samples annually, and to meet the testing requirements for the Groundwater Replenishment System.

Memphis (Tenn.) Bioworks Foundation, animal research lab.

October 19, 2010 8:12 am | News | Comments

The proposed vivarium is a 25,000-ft2 facility sponsored by the Memphis Bioworks Foundation. It will act as a local shared resource to grow the Memphis bioscience sector. The primary focus will be to expand the scope of research, in three primary fields: orthopedics, vaccine research and development, and pharmacology research.

City of Tacoma, Wash., Center for Urban Waters

July 14, 2010 4:11 am | News | Comments

Environmental services and research lab will house government and academic groups that collaborate on policymaking, research and enforcement designed to address pollution problems facing urban communities. Facility is located on the east shore of the Thea Foss Waterway on a former Superfund site.

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