KWS Saat AG
North American Research Center Laboratory Fit-Up
Sustainable seeding for the future
In support of breeding crops that promote sustainable, resource-efficient, and ecologically friendly farming, this client is expanding its reach into North America with the establishment of a new research center to be built within a bio-research and development park.
Consisting of a fit-up of existing shell space in a bio-research incubator building, the new space accommodates approximately 40 researchers and staff. Research space includes a molecular research lab, a transformation lab, growth chambers, and central lab support. The growth chambers are climate controlled to conditions required for specific plant research.
Upholding a corporate commitment to trust, the space is designed to promote transparency through open site lines between laboratory and office areas and plenty of access to natural daylight. Flexibility in the design allows for efficient and quick workspace reconfiguration in a platform that supports an intensely collaborative work process.
Lead scientists occupy an open workspace with furniture configured in flexible pods. Enclosed adjacent conference rooms are equipped with white boards and monitors for teleconferencing. A multi-purpose room for larger meetings includes full audiovisual capability and reconfigurable furniture. Write-up and break areas for lab technicians have both window access and clear views into the open labs.
Flad led laboratory programming and planning in association with Architect of Record Christner Inc.