Juno Therapeutics, a Bristol Myers Squibb Company
Scientific Workplace and Research Center
Accelerating medicine on a global scale
Juno Therapeutics believes with absolute conviction that they can engineer the cells within a person's immune system to eradicate cancer and other serious diseases. It is this unrelenting faith along with their tireless commitment to their patients that sets Juno apart.
Selected to design their new headquarters and research center, Flad was immediately infused with their compelling spirit and felt the same sense of urgency Juno was facing to help them deliver successful products to their patients. The motivation behind every design decision was to help these extraordinary people achieve their mission to fundamentally change medicine.
This project was born during a time of rapid expansion as Juno grew through new acquisitions, partnerships, and talent. The company also began their migration from being a scientific pioneer to a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company. Flad helped Juno properly forecast their growth during our initial visioning phase in which their population was estimated to triple within 18 months, including the addition of an entirely new commercialization group.
The design team developed an interchangeable wet and dry research model that can flex to accommodate large volumes of new people as well as newly discovered research demands that evolve over time through clinical trials, FDA approval, and commercialization.
In considering the public-facing aspects of Juno's headquarters facility, the design team explored the surrounding neighborhood to create a community-driven welcome center where people can connect, learn, be inspired, and contribute to Juno's mission. The welcome center can accommodate a variety of audiences and host large public education forums, offering sweeping views of Puget Sound, Lake Union, and the Olympic Mountains. By opening their space to new audiences, Juno can capitalize on the visible nature their campus has within the framework of the city and share the immediate impact their work has on patients, the life science community, and global health.