Biotechnology, generally speaking, is the use of living systems and organisms to either make products or to be used as products themselves. Our long history of supporting clients in applying biotechnology as medical therapies and vaccines has given us perspective and and appreciation for the future of biomanufacturing. Our team has seen first-hand the advancements this field has made in creating new products that enhance life and health, as well as new materials with amazing properties, uses and services, such as food production and bioremediation of waste products. Our knowledge of the processes and facilities used in these high-tech operations offers our clients a true partner in this emerging world.
Over the last 24 years we have collaborated with clients to define and design the discovery laboratories, development facilities and production facilities for ground-breaking biopharmaceutical products. The evolution of these facilities, significantly different from traditional pharmaceutical R&D and production, continues at an even quicker pace with allogenic cell and gene therapies. The knowledge of the processes, regulations, environments and hazards informs the imagination of our architects and engineers and leads to solutions that address each client's goals.
Similar to the pharmaceutical market we serve, the solutions we provide range from the strategic planning of resources, people and facilities, to master planning of campuses to design, documentation and construction of the facilities. Frequently, projects are renovations of laboratories or production facilities in “legacy buildings.” As a result, we are highly skilled in designing renovations within existing buildings around operations that cannot be disturbed by construction. In these situations, construction logistics must be part of the design solution. This mindset is the foundation of our approach and benefits our clients on renovation or fit-out project, as well as on greenfield projects.