This agricultural biotechnology research building is a two-story expansion connected to the client’s existing research building. The facility supports 160 new employees in a state-of-the-art Biotech and Bioprocessing lab environment. The lab and lab support spaces occupy more than half of the 200,000 sf building.
Additionally, the building features a new 14,000-square-foot greenhouse expansion. The office and common spaces are designed to promote collaboration among employees and use wood veneer, stone, tile and decorative lighting to move away from traditional institutional design. The new addition is separated from the existing building by a landscaped courtyard. The owner obtained LEED certification to further strengthen their role as an innovator in their market and to make a positive environmental impact.