Vertex Pharmaceuticals San Diego Research Center
La Jolla, California
Vertex Pharmaceuticals' new facility will allow them the ability to grow it’s San Diego workforce, while providing a cutting edge research and development facility for its current employee base. Focusing on future flexibility and sustainable design, the updated space includes modular ceiling utility panels and a mechanical design that can allow for conversion of office to lab space and a peak-load shaving battery array which offsets energy use during peak hours. PMA's vast portfolio of biotechnology work and knowledge of the coastal height limitations enforced in the Torrey Pines area has allowed for potential project risks to be identified and mitigation strategies to be put in place before pitfalls materialize.