When industry leader Azenta Life Sciences decided to move their existing laboratory from Cambridge, MA to Waltham, MA, they sought out MP to facilitate the design of their relocated lab and administrative and support spaces.

The lab program consists of genetic analysis, sequencer, synthesizer, plasmid prep, oligo synthesis, and support spaces. MP, in conjunction with their team of engineers, tackled the task of providing innovative electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and structural solutions to support the client’s complex equipment in the new location. Infrastructure enhancements included the addition of new air handling units, exhaust fans, chemical waste treatment, and an emergency generator.

MP helped the client to visually connect the lab spaces to the adjacent office spaces using their branded color palette. The visual connection between open lab and support lab spaces as well as between open office, meeting, and working spaces is facilitated by the use of a glazed storefront system. This design concept allows the client to provide their employees with an innovative and interactive workspace as well as a space for respite.

MP collaborated with Columbia Construction in a multi-phase design & construction for a pharmaceutical client who occupies space in Cambridge, MA. MP completed the space programming of their 115,000 SF of offices and assisted in decommissioning the existing lab spaces on the 3rd floor. The client wanted the open office areas to feel like small neighborhoods and more natural light into these areas. MP designed smaller open office areas along the windows and incorporated more collaborative spaces throughout. The collaborative spaces include different sizes of conference rooms, huddle rooms, and quiet rooms. Phase 1 which included the 3rd floor was completed in December 2020. Phase 2 & 3 to be completed by 2023.

Boston Analytical is a premier Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) compliant laboratory. They are registered with the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for pharmaceutical analytical testing. Testing services provided by Boston Analytical are used by Pharmaceutical, Biopharmaceutical, and Medical Device companies across the globe.

Boston Analytical had grown into their Salem complex over the course of years. The result of this growth was an expansion in operations but poor adjacency of units across three buildings. Margulies Perruzzi was asked to design an expansion and reorganization that would consolidate units while also providing additional production space. Most of the new space is production for testing, including chemistry, stability, and microbial labs, as well as ISO 8 to ISO 5 clean rooms. The remaining space supports office and administrative functions, including reception, open and private offices, conference rooms, and a kitchen/dining area.