173,000 GSF, 16,070 M2
Architecture, Engineering, Interior Architecture, Lab Planning, Landscape Architecture
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The flagship building for the downtown Phoenix biomedical campus, TGen, as it's familiarly known, serves as an anchor for the Arizona capital's growing biosciences industry, housing researchers specializing in the study of genomics. To deliver this science community landmark, SmithGroupJJR employed high-end modern aesthetics, state-of-the-art amenities, and up-to-the-minute building systems.
Initially conceived as a three-story project, the facility expanded to twice that size by the final design. The 15-foot floor-to-floor flat slab concrete structure allowed for vaulted ceilings throughout. As a result, the researchers enjoy floods of natural daylight within the laboratories, one of the many energy-saving measures that the client and community consider vital. Combining layouts that facilitate collaboration among multiple tenants with open stairs that connect clustered work areas, TGen offers an inspirational environment for participants in genetic sciences eager to learn from their peers.