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Laboratory + Life Sciences Architecture

We recognize the importance and value of life sciences as building blocks of growth, knowledge and innovation. Providing bespoke architectural design is essential to their successful practice and critically important discoveries.

Distinguishing ourselves by bringing innovative thinking to all our projects, Pickard Chilton is often selected for projects featuring the latest cutting-edge technology of today and anticipating flexibility for the future. Flexible laboratory spaces are designed to allow for cost-effective modifications, easy reconfigurations, and multi-functional capabilities to maximize real estate usage, create savings, and minimize the risks of space dependency regarding expensive laboratory equipment and necessary building systems.

Many of the spaces we are designing today for our clients feature flexible, dynamic spaces that foster a culture experimentation, innovation, and interdisciplinary investigation. Integration of laboratory spaces within the context of a collaborative workplace has become a growing trend. Generating an influx of incubator-style laboratories, employees are attracted to a balanced office culture experience that provides access to the highly sophisticated environment of the laboratory integrated with premier workspaces and the latest amenities.  

Scientists working in a bright and clean lab

Boston Properties’ recently approved mixed-use development in the heart of Kendall Square comprises two life science towers and a residential tower surrounded by a landscaped public plaza atop a new underground district substation for utility provider Eversource. The project will be built upon the site of the existing Blue Garage.

Capturing the industrial heritage of the site, the Forge is designed to emulate the monumental focal point of a steel yard, teeming with energy, ingenuity, and craftsmanship. The innovative life sciences campus produces a collaborative climate of discovery where individuals feel inspired by the empowering spirit of invention and culture of experimentation. Inspired by its past and eager for its future, the busy and collaborative Forge will be the gathering hearth of the new age research community.

Whether arriving by foot, car, bike, train, water taxi or ride share, every individual at The Forge is welcomed by the communal energy of the ground level urban alleyway. Inviting soft rays of light filter between the tree-like mass timber beams enticing visitors to roam and discover new corners of the dynamic amenity-rich space. Greenery weaves together a balance of private moments and public throughways, creating a healthy ambiance and connection to nature.

The Forge meets the sky with a cantilevered form reminiscent of an industrial trunnion bridge. The design celebrates the elevated mega floor in the sky, producing an unequalled location for creative office space with remarkable views.

Envisioned as ExxonMobil’s premier research and physical science facility, the laboratory was designed to stimulate innovation and accelerate discovery.

The Emory University Hospital Midtown is a glass-enclosed conservatory that serves as the front entrance to the complex, with public lobbies, waiting areas and cafés.

We are passionate about our clients, our work, and the positive impact of every building we design. If you have a difficult design challenge, contact us to create a solution that realizes your vision.