Celgene San Diego Tenant Improvement, San Diego

Photo by Bruce Heimbach
The project features lab space with 80 fume hoods, two-story lobby and data center.

By optimizing the collaborative benefits of design-build delivery, the project team completed this fast-track lab and office build-out ahead of schedule and under budget. The project included extensive research areas outfitted with 80 fume hoods, cold rooms, conference rooms, two-story lobby and data center. The design implements the Japanese philosophy of "borrowed landscape," in which the external views are echoed inside. The aggressive schedule was facilitated by using methods such as table-top submittal reviews and accelerated RFIs. Instead of the average RFI turnaround of about 10 days, these were reviewed and approved in just three days.

Key Players

Contractor BNBuilders Inc., San Diego

Owner Celgene Corp., Summit, N.J.

Lead Design Dowler Gruman Architects, San Diego

Structural Hope-Amundson Structural Engineers, San Diego

Civil Engineer SWS Engineering, San Diego

MEP Engineer CRB, Carlsbad

Subcontractors Pacific Rim Mechanical and Bergelectric Corp., both San Diego