Cedars-Sinai Biomanufacturing Center

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Cedars-Sinai Biomanufacturing Center

Real Estate Reimagined: Biomanufacturing in a Design Center

A cGMP biomanufacturing center might seem like an unlikely tenant for a high design furniture market. But the future demands that life science research institutions maximize real estate opportunities and that building owners consider creative new uses of space. The new Cedars-Sinai Biomanufacturing Center demonstrates how innovative, technically-sophisticated tenant improvements can put “science on display” while meeting the rigor that research demands.

The CBC is a destination for the research, development and biomanufacturing of induced pluripotent stem cells and other cell-based medicines for early-based clinical trials for regenerative cell applications. Innovation lies within both the science and the design. While iPSCs challenge assumptions about what’s possible in medicine, the design of the new center challenges ideas about what’s possible with commercial real estate. Located in the iconic Pacific Design Center, the space broadens the definition of what a “showroom” can be and interrogates common knowledge about what can and cannot “fit” within the building. 

Originally designed by Cesar Pelli in the 1970s, the PDC hosts the West Coast’s top decorating and furniture market. The location of the CBC in the PDC offers key advantages, including a location near the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center campus in land-locked West Hollywood and the potential for the PDC’s inherent prestige to attract world-renowned talent to help advance the center’s mission. Architects and engineers developed a design solution that complements the design pedigree of other spaces in the building, while also incorporating a highly technical, expertly sequenced, and architecturally sensitive engineering solution to meet the requirements of biomanufacturing. 

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Client
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Location

West Hollywood, CA
United States

Size
23,300 sf (2,164 m²)
Subservices

Awards

Honorable Mention (2021)
Spaces and Places Category, Innovation by Design Awards
Fast Company
Honorable Mention (2021)
Real Estate Category, Innovation by Design Awards
Fast Company
Special Recognition (2021)
Lab of the Year
Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association