Metabolix is a developer of biopolymer technology, essentially creating plant-based plastics that will biodegrade. Margulies Perruzzi has worked with Metabolix on multiple projects. Interior renovations were completed for their office space in Lowell, and for their headquarters at 21 Eerie Street in Cambridge, which included significant branding. Margulies Perruzzi also completed space planning for their biotech plant, and research lab at One Kendall Square in Cambridge.
The use of a flexible laboratory paradigm was critical to the success of these planning efforts. Because the technology is emerging, rapid change to both processes and equipment is essential. Margulies Perruzzi achieved this by designing around flexible connections and modular equipment units.