Located in the heart of a burgeoning biomedical research community in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Kendall Square Biotech Lab is comprised of medical research laboratories, offices, support spaces and ground level retail.
Completed in 2003, the project was initiated as an invited international design competition.
A design paradigm for the structure was developed to reflect the new technologies emblematic of the biotech world and also relate to the existing architectural fabric of Cambridge. A kinetic interplay is achieved through planar massing of contemporary materials such as terra cotta panels and channel glass in a lively composition of overlapping planes and cubic mass.
675 W Kendall St. Biotech Research Laboratory
Symmes Maini and McKee Associates - Executive Architect Siena Construction - Contractor Arup - Structural & MEP Daylor Consulting Group, Inc. - Civil Michael Van Valkenburgh Assoc. Inc - Landscape
Ed Wonsek Peter Vanderwarker Chuck Choi
2006AIA New England
2004AIA|California Council, Merit Award Boston Society of Architects – Honor Award (Interiors) Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Award