Cambridge, MA TRIA has been selected by Eisai Inc. to design its Center for Genetics Guided Dementia Discovery (G2D2). Located in the newly constructed Alewife Research Center at 35 CambridgePark Dr., the new 50,000 s/f lab and office facility is expected to be complete in mid-2019.
The Eisai project team includes: John Moriarty & Associates, AHA Consulting Engineers, Black Diamond Real Estate Advisors, The Davis Companies, Office Resources and Knoll and Reflex Lighting.
The new facility will feature an open office plan and adjacent open laboratory for Eisai’s neuroscience R&D team of over 100 employees, which is set around a central collaboration meeting space dubbed “The Brain.” The site’s open labs are designed to allow multi-disciplinary scientists (including wet-lab chemistry, biology and automation) to work together in a single, accessible and shared lab space.
Collaboration zones are intermingled to create neighborhoods throughout the office, which offers bench seating, sit-to-stand desks, and personal lockers. Several huddle and conference rooms are scattered throughout the workspace, including two conference rooms with a movable wall that opens for larger gatherings. All meeting areas and tables are technology-enabled to offer flexibility and promote the impromptu sharing of ideas.