Research and Development

  • Nortel Networks has finished renovating its 76,000-sf office and R&D facility in Andover. The $1.7 million project was carried out by Spaulding & Slye Colliers of Boston.

  • Fox Chase Cancer Center has plans for two new centralized scientific facilities to study genomics and bioinformatics.

  • Wyeth Ayerst Laboratories has a new $20 million, 50,000-sf facility for biological production and research in Marietta. The company is also building a manufacturing facility in Puerto Rico.

  • Completion Date January 2000

    The existing cancer research program at The Johns Hopkins University was scattered throughout the East Baltimore campus. Most of the research spaces were out of date with limited flexibility and little opportunity for interaction among the scientists, clinical researchers, and faculty. Three important project objectives impacted the building design: the need to foster scientific collaboration and interaction among four primary research programs; provide high-quality, flexible laboratories that can be modified as research programs grow and change; and to create a new image or ?front-door? for the southwest corner of the urban campus.

  • George Mason University's Fairfax campus may be the recipient of $31 million from the state's proposed 2000-2002 budget.

  • Canon U.S.A. Inc. opened its new 166,000-sf regional headquarters in November 1999.

  • University of California, San Francisco, broke ground in October 1999 on a $1.5 billion biotechnology campus at a 303-acre site in Mission Bay, where Stanford University plans to break ground in 20

  • Virginia Tech may receive $12 million in funding from the proposed state budget to build a biomedical center and establish a biotech research center.

  • Successful Initiative Comes Through Good Goals and Measures

    After a few false starts, Genentech has settled on a benchmarking system that provides useful data and tangible ways for the company's facilities department to track costs and improve performance.

    But before a company even begins benchmarking, it needs to do some "philosophical homework," says to Andy Scherer, senior director of Engineering and Facilities Services for the South San Francisco-based biotechnology company. This includes determining goals, finding the right firms to measure against, and the right consultant to guide you through the process.

  • Research and Technology Park
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    The new 75,000-sf Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering at North Dakota State University, in the NDSU Research and Technology Park on the Fargo, N.D., campus is a unique example of a highly integrated, high performance facility that took cost effectiveness to the next level.

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