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Deep Down, We're All A Bit Life Science

Deep Down, We're All A Bit Life Science
Huh. Turns out life science development has themes you're all familiar with: sustainability, data centers, finding new uses for BIM, and creating new asset types (but what the heck is a plug-'n-play science hotel?) We did some crowd-surfing for news at our second annual Bisnow Life Sciences Summit on Friday.
R.W. Sullivan Engineering President Paul Sullivan,
R.W. Sullivan Engineering president Paul Sullivan, a moderator and event sponsor, tells us life science projects are becoming greener. His firm is providing MEP/FP and code consulting services for Aveo Oncology’s 126k SF at 650 East Kendall Square. The base building is LEED certified, and Paul says that the new MEP sub-systems that the Sullivan team is designing will be even more sustainable and maximize energy efficiency to satisfy the intent of the state Stretch Energy Code. Aveo’s space includes R&D labs, Vivarium, executive offices, conference center, and support offices.
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Deep Down, We're All A Bit Life Science
Arrowstreet president Jim Batchelor, who moderated of our second panel; his architecture firm, a sponsor, is designing a 55k SF life science building for BioMed Realty at 450 Kendall St, with a jewel-like faceted glass façade that refracts the light of the sky and surroundings. Also in the pipeline: renovating 210 Broadway for high tech tenants and creating a glass-paneled courtyard for shared amenities; and giving a new look to two older industrial buildings for MIT in Cambridgeport, while retaining their historic fabric.
Deep Down, We're All A Bit Life Science
We snapped Murphy & McManus principal Matt Assia and Suffolk VP of science and technology Chuck Pappalardo, a panelist and sponsor. Chuck tells us Suffolk is working on major projects like the Boston Wharf Tower, the new Broad Institute building and UMass Medical’s Albert Sherman Center. Suffolk is deepening its use of elements in BIM: 4D for scheduling, 5D for cost estimating, and 6D for completed building operations and maintenance. (Suddenly The Matrix seems... boring.) Matt says that his development/OPM firm is doing projects for Mass Eye and Ear, Genzyme, and Milford Regional Medical Center.
Deep Down, We're All A Bit Life Science
AGC’s Mary Gately stands between friendly architectural competitors: KlingStubbins senior director Scott Simpson and ARC prez Philip Laird. Scott tells us that besides designing the 185k SF R&D lab/office for Shire HGT in Lexington (which overlooks Rt 2... can we talk visibility?), the firm is creating a plug ‘n play lab hotel in Kendall Square for startups. ARC’s design of a new 186k SF manufacturing facility for Genzyme in Framingham recently won LEED Gold; it also master-planned the entire corporate campus.
BT’s Mike Gannon with Fox RPM’s Andrew Feibelman
BT principal consultant Mike Gannon and Fox RPM’s Andrew Feibelman. Mike consults with the Markley Group, owner of One Summer St, where there's a Macy's. But did you know the building also houses state-of-the-art data centers popular with life science companies? Andrew says that Fox is the OPM on Biogen Idec's two new buildings in Cambridge and is providing project management support to Idenix Pharmaceuticals’ project around the corner.
Deep Down, We're All A Bit Life Science
Diversified Project Management prez Bob Keeley says the firm is overseeing construction of a 460-bed residence for Westfield State, now under way. Advanced Signing president Bill McConaghy is working with Alexandria Real Estate Equities to rebrand some properties including Technology Square in Cambridge and Alexandria Park at 128 in the ‘burbs.