RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NORTH CAROLINA
In 2011, Sequenom sent representatives out around the country looking for a site to build a new Molecular Diagnostics Lab. They settled on RTP, North Carolina due to its regionally central location, strong pool of emerging talent from technical and university systems, and potential research partners in the area. They chose Integrated Design because of the experience with diverse laboratory types.
Integrated Design worked closely with Sequenom’s scientists and administrators to help them develop their cutting edge Diagnostics Lab; industrializing a process from what was largely an academic procedure. The plan of the 40,000 square foot facility is confidential. However, it supports sample processing from delivery through multiple stages of analysis in diverse and isolated ISO classifications. Each portion of the building provides a high degree of layout flexibility and redundant backups to utilities, samples, and data ensuring a very high level of care and security for their customers. The R&D portion will spawn new procedures into future expansion space, and was designed to be both rigid in its quality controls yet highly adaptable to laboratory requirements. The open office area is a modern space plan that takes advantage of the local tree buffers and provides park views.