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Foundation Medicine Interior Laboratory

Embracing transparency in every sense

Lobby of Foundation Medicine

Foundation Medicine is an innovative leader in genome technology and cancer biology, providing analysis that physicians can use to optimize their patient’s cancer treatment.

Driven by the culture and mission of Foundation Medicine, Jacobs led the design of a new laboratory space that embraces transparency in every sense of the word. Providing architecture, interiors, mechanical, electrical and plumbing services, we delivered the first phase of the project on a fast schedule with programming, design and construction documentation completed in less than four months.

110K

 square foot interior space

8

sample processing laboratories 

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months is all it took to complete the first phase of this fast-track project

300K

 or more patients profiled by Foundation Medicine to date

Design philosophy prioritizes research

Interior conference room, glass walls
Kitchen, open collaborative space
Lab space
Collaborative area

Cambridge, Massachusetts is globally recognized as one of the leading innovation districts in the world. Due to the proliferation of competing firms for talent, our client invested in forward-thinking design to provide space to support, attract and retain talent.

We designed the scientific processes taking place in labs, offices and large and small gathering areas to be on display through glass walls and open spaces throughout the facility. At the center of the floor plate, a multi-use communal area with an interconnecting stair unites two floors into one open space.

The large gathering space, offices and conference spaces are designed to be reconfigured to accommodate a variety of working styles and needs, from small impromptu meetings to large company-wide gatherings.

Foundation Medicine was selected as one of the Top Places to Work for by Boston Globe with their interesting research programs and quality of their work environment.