Inspiring scientific advances
For more than 25 years, Amgen has tapped the power of scientific discovery and innovation to advance the practice of medicine. Developing novel treatments based on research in recombinant DNA and molecular biology, Amgen has helped millions of people in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and other serious illnesses.
A state-of-the-art research and development facility on the Seattle waterfront provided Amgen with an environment that would optimize scientific exploration and collaboration. Accelerate the drug discovery process. Encourage researchers to look beyond what was known. Push the boundaries of biotechnology to create groundbreaking new therapies.
The Helix campus was created to inspire, stimulate, and engage scientists; an environment filled with light. The perimeter was opened up to let in light. Interior offices allow natural light to penetrate through extensive clerestory windows. Open, flexible lab spaces include the latest technological advances in computerization and robotics and custom designed casework and equipment. And lots of light.
Flad Architects (architect of record and laboratory design), Koetter, Kim & Associates (design architect)
Project TypeScience & Technology