Agensys Lab / R&D / Manufacturing Facility Recognized in Laboratory Design News
Mar 6, 2013
Excerpt from Laboratory Design News online, Feb. 19, 2013, 11:45 a.m.
The multi-building campus consolidated four different sites throughout the City of Santa Monica into one research campus.The new facility consists of flexible research laboratories, support spaces, manufacturing research, GMP facility, pilot plant, central plant, administrative offices, fitness center, public café, sculpture garden, and conferencing center. The research laboratories support both biology and chemistry research with growth and flexibility for future needs. Shared laboratory support was centrally located in order to maximize efficiency and operation costs. Office and executive areas were placed overlooking a seasonal sculptural garden with an eclectic procurement of art pieces from various local artists. The facility is LEED Silver and the site includes ample bicycle parking, shower facilities, and is adjacent to the new light rail train station. Completion Date:Q1 2013
As part of the team, CRB designed the facility’s manufacturing space incorporating LEED and utilizing the latest regulatory requirements. The flexibility of the space was maximized by implementing a closed process design thereby allowing the process suites to be combined and designed as large open suites. The multi-product pilot plant utilizes all disposable process equipment. The project required demolition of all existing buildings and the design for new buildings and surface parking. CRB used the latest design tools to execute this project. The tools included (BIM) Building Information Modeling 3-D design software, and intelligent PIDs.
Project Team: CRB Consulting Engineers, Inc. (MEP); HLW International (architect and lab planner); Structural Focus (structural).