Gateway Building for Biomanufacturing Complex
Connecting labs, offices, and manufacturing
Designed as a gateway building, this striking project connects offices and labs with a biomanufacturing complex while also reinforcing the future tenant's brand and identity goals. Flad's scope of work began with a site master plan and integrated landscape plan, which led to architectural and landscape design for a 110,000-square-foot core and shell building as well as programming and concept design for the interior fit-up.
The project is designed around the concept of a circulation and utility spine that connects the main entry of the administrative and quality control laboratory building with the full complement of biomanufacturing support buildings, including the warehouse and assembly areas. The administrative and quality control laboratory building includes workplace options and collaboration spaces, a 3,000-square-foot visitor center, training rooms, all-hands gathering space, a cafeteria and kitchen, and an outdoor dining patio with shaded seating. Flad's scope of work also included programming and concept design for other select components of the campus, including a maintenance building, workshops, and a recycling building with chemical storage.
Carefully selected exterior materials and landscaping features enhance the experience. Glass and metal create an impressive and welcoming façade at the main entrance, with the north wing angled to capture daylight. On the sides and back of the building, architectural pre-cast concrete adds visual interest and ties in with the economical tilt-up concrete that clads the adjacent manufacturing facility. Bird-friendly glass helps protect wildlife, while an extensive green roof helps mitigate stormwater runoff and offers pleasant views from the upper stories.
LocationResearch Triangle Park, North Carolina
Project TypeScience & Technology