Cedars Sinai Manufacturing Center

Life Sciences

Life Science Labs That Accelerate Outcomes

Biological sciences are ushering in discoveries that were unimaginable a decade ago. Research facilities need to be flexible to accommodate inevitable technological, process and workflow changes. Wet lab, dry lab and the “in-between” damp lab design needs to promote knowledge transfer essential to scientific advancement, research and development and pharmaceutical testing. These facilities, in turn, can be used to attract and retain top-tier talent and ultimately can help accelerate the time from discovery to preventative, curative and transformational solutions that improve lives.

Specialized Solutions for State-of-the-Art Research Facilities

We design academic, bioengineering, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and other corporate facilities that reflect a deep understanding of the full spectrum of research requirements. From research and development facilities to teaching labs to certified cGMP manufacturing space, we have successfully worked with many corporate, consumer product, government and academic clients to design over 200 million square research space worldwide. We understand how to design research facilities to address an organization’s business drivers.

Unmatched Guidance From Lab Design Experts

Whether it is a renovation, addition or new building; a master plan or a targeted planning study; we bring some of the most knowledgeable lab planners and designers in the world to every endeavour and we leverage our deep knowledge of best practices derived from projects across the globe. Most have spent their entire careers planning and designing life science labs and research and development facilities and considering how changes in research should inform the lab of the future. We use this diverse, well-rounded expertise to design award-winning buildings that support better science and better outcomes.

Consolidating Life Science Lab and Office Functions

When Bristol Myers Squibb sold its Hopewell, New Jersey site and sought to consolidate research efforts on its 280-acre Lawrenceville, New Jersey site, they selected HDR to design an addition to the campus. Modules M&N are research and development facilities designed to support the co-location of a number of research groups, which at the time were undetermined. To address this challenge, we used an inventive approach that provided flexible options for the building, lab design and office space. 

We Celebrate These Numbers
Lab of the Year Award Recognitions
SF Research Space Designed
No. 1
Laboratories (BD+C Magazine Giants 400)