Process Science Center
Streamlining research & development
The third in a series of process development facilities Flad has designed for Genentech to form a Development Center of Excellence, the Process Science Center is sited on a prominent parcel of land at the entrance to Genentech's lower campus and serves as a gateway along Forbes Road.
One of the greatest challenges posed by this project was developing a massing for the building that would be sensitive to its smaller scale neighbors.
This facility is focused on front-end cell expression systems and process optimization. It includes a new small-scale cell culture pilot plant of approximately 25,000 square feet; process development laboratories, including lab support and office spaces, totaling approximately 115,000 square feet; approximately 25,000 square feet of office space for the Genentech Product Operations (PROP) Executive Team; and common support spaces including a Grab & Go Café, service yard for building utility systems, loading dock, conference rooms, and other support facilities.
LocationSan Francisco, California
RecognitionR&D Magazine Lab of the Year, High Honors
Project TypeScience & Technology