Designing an aseptic and sterile manufacturing facility that meets regulatory requirements takes expertise. Designing it to operate efficiently is even more challenging. Process architects are an important part of the team that can help you meet that challenge with confidence.Read More
Grace Linton, RA, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Director, Process Architecture
San Diego, CA
Grace Linton has delivered projects in North America, Europe and Asia, covering a wide range of facility types, including monoclonal antibodies, vaccines, blood fractionation, active pharmaceutical ingredients, oral solid dosage, medical devices, fill finish, oligonucleotides and cell and gene therapies. As a lead process architect for designing Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) biopharmaceutical facilities, Linton is responsible for integrating the client’s goals and programming criteria, regulatory requirements and building codes and standards into a cohesive facility concept.
Linton’s design acumen is evident in design workshops where she draws from her broad knowledge in process, equipment and technology, CGMP operations and flows, and building systems to deftly construct a facility concept. Her dynamic design approach is supplemented by real-time 3-D modeling that serves as a communication tool for visualizing and exploring spatial concepts. Linton has a Bachelor of Arts in architecture from Washington University in St. Louis.
Insights By Grace
Expanding global operations with standard facility design
Increasingly, manufacturers want standard facility designs of their GMP manufacturing facilities so they can be replicated elsewhere in the world, but this approach comes with unique considerations.Read More
5 current trends that will shape the life sciences in 2021 and beyond
Many of the life sciences trends that are driving innovation today were here pre-COVID, but the pandemic was an accelerant. For all that it took, it gave life science researchers and developers new momentum, and from that momentum, hope.Read More
Choose your playing field: ATMP site selection
So you want to build a new facility for advanced therapy manufacture? Before you start building, there is one essential element that you need to get right: site selection.Read More
Advanced therapy medicinal product facilities through the eyes of a process architect
Advanced therapy medicinal product (ATMP) companies are ushering in a new frontier of medicine and technologies poised to revolutionize human health.Read More