Most people who are familiar with Signer Harris Architects know Jane Kepros as knowledgeable and detailed lab programmer and planner – but prior to joining Signer Harris Architects, Jane was a scientific researcher at Synta Pharmaceuticals.
Category Archives: Life Sciences
Building Operating Management magazine featured the Broad Institute at 301 Binney Street this month on its website, in an article titled “The Broad Institute: Mission-Driven Design in the Nick of Time”. The article describes how Signer Harris Architects was able to create a design that responds to the Broad Institute’s evolving research needs and collaborative [...]
The Green Building Certificate Institute (GBCI) just announced that Genzyme’s 270,000sf Global Operations Center has earned LEED-CI Gold certification, making it the only distribution center in New England to receive a LEED Gold rating. Lighting and HVAC design strategies, the use of locally-sourced materials, a high rate of construction waste recycling, and a selection of [...]
Our newest Life Sciences team member is an experienced scientific researcher who is applying her degree in Biomedical Engineering along with her first-hand knowledge of engineering, biology, and clinical laboratories to our scientific programming and planning team. Jane joins forces with Jeannie Pierce Thacker, M.Arch, our in-house biologist and Associate, to provide in-depth insight into [...]
High-Profile Monthly recently asked Signer Harris Architects to draw on our experience working in the Life Science Industry to write an article explaining the drivers of laboratory design. The article, “Collaboration in the R&D Workplace”, focuses on the physical impact that collaborative business models have had on research environments based on our experience delivering spaces [...]
We recently joined the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council and are thrilled to be a part of this association, more commonly known as “MassBio”. Comprised of more than 600 biotechnology companies, universities, academic institutions, and others, MassBio advocates for the life science industry in Massachusetts, educates the public, and influences public policy to drive innovation. We look [...]
Having recently obtained her Masters of Architecture degree, Jeannie has combined her scientific knowledge with her design skills to create innovative and successful research environments for the world’s leading biotech institutions. After nearly a decade working as a research associate in the biotech industry, she joined Signer Harris Architects in 2006, bringing an insider’s understanding [...]
In recent years, our local economy has seen a dramatic expansion of the biotech sector – in Cambridge’s “Biotech Corridor” in particular. This was the topic of a recent CoreNet New England Chapter Event, where Bill Harris moderated a panel discussion between three industry leaders from Genzyme, Novartis, and the Broad Institute, who shed light on the business drivers that have led to the expansion and how that growth has impacted space demands and real estate decisions.
Through its annual Best Workplace Awards, CoreNet Global New England recognizes workplace projects that demonstrate innovation in design, use of real estate, functionality, and technology that support an organization’s mission. CoreNet recently honored the 80,000 square-foot renovation of 301 Binney Street at the Broad Institute for the project’s demonstrated contribution to core business functionality.