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LMN Architects celebrates the completion of the Plant Sciences Building at Washington State University

LMN Architects is pleased to celebrate the opening of the Plant Sciences Building at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. The latest addition to the V. Lane Rawlins Research and Education Complex, the $66 million building was funded by the Washington State Legislature. The project is a state-of-the-art building for collaborative research and is intended to support regional and global agriculture. The 82,437-square-foot building supports Washington’s $51 billion food and agriculture industry by providing a modern research venue for faculty and students in the Institute of Biological Chemistry, WSU’s Molecular Plant Science Program, and portions of the Departments of Horticulture, Plant Pathology, and Crop and Soil Sciences.

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KWK Architects supports School of Medicine Mission through planning and project activities at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

The new McDonnell Genome Institute – Genome Technology Access Center (GTAC@MGI) space, completed in July 2020, is located on the 4th Floor of the 4444 Forest Parkway Building. KWK’s team worked within the university’s design and planning standards to implement the efficient use of space within an existing building envelope, providing the university with tremendous value by avoiding new out-of-ground construction costs.

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PPG unveils comprehensive line of flooring coatings

PPG last week announced the launch of PPG Flooring coatings, which is a comprehensive line of coating systems that include prime coats, base coats and topcoats and are tailored to provide optimum performance based on the specific work environment. Users can choose from four flooring coating systems – general purpose, wear resistant, chemical resistant and urethane cement – with additional customization options.

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MBH Architects designs new laboratory for MBC BioLabs

MBH Architects last month announced the completion of a new MBC BioLabs laboratory in San Carlos, California. This new facility is the company’s third campus and houses four laboratory spaces, which are each being utilized by life-science startups, including those focused on coronavirus vaccine-related research programs.

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MAI Construction, Inc. completes 4-phase project for Novo Nordisk in Fremont, California

MAI Construction, Inc., a Bay Area commercial general contracting company, is pleased to announce that they have completed a 4-phase tenant renovation and expansion project for Novo Nordisk in Fremont, California. With a budget of $5.1 million-plus and four months to complete the work, the project included renovations to the Novo Nordisk office and collaborative spaces, break rooms, delivery areas and stem cell research and manufacturing laboratories.

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TRIA welcomes Natasha Pirman, Ph.D. as lab programmer and planner

“We are beyond excited to welcome Natasha to TRIA’s experienced lab design team, increasing our in-depth knowledge base,” said Jeannie Thacker, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, co-founder and principal of TRIA. “She brings analytical thinking and understanding that has already enhanced our highly-effective programming and planning process. Her research accomplishments and ability to deeply connect with end users will significantly contribute to the project team’s ability to plan functional laboratory spaces for clients in the sciences.”

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BNBuilders earns Calibre Design Award for Vertex Pharmaceuticals building

On May 17, 2019, the Vertex Pharmaceuticals building development team, including BNBuilders, DGA, and LPA, were honored with a Calibre Design Award in the Healthcare category. Within the LEED Gold building, 70 percent of its space is dedicated to laboratory/research activities.  The building is designed with interior walls of glass, allowing the ongoing research to be seen throughout the building. 

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DPS Group and TRIA designing ElevateBio’s cGMP manufacturing “basecamp” facility in Waltham

ElevateBio selected DPS and its design affiliate TRIA to provide engineering design, architecture, consulting and interior design services for the fit-out of a raw warehouse space into a state-of-the art cGMP development and manufacturing facility for novel therapeutic technologies. Designed to feel like a “basecamp” – a physical foundation point for the incremental climb in the company’s growth, ElevateBio’s new facility will feature a collaborative open plan office and amenities that promote interaction, and provide flexible production suites for GMP manufacturing, laboratories, and a range of supporting utility and warehouse areas.

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