Maugel DeStefano Architects Designs 169,500 SF Advanced R&D Facility for Werfen in Bedford


Bedford, Mass. – Maugel DeStefano Architects announced design has begun on a new
169,500 SF research and development facility for Werfen, a worldwide leader in specialized diagnostics in the areas of Hemostasis, Acute Care Diagnostics and Autoimmunity.

The building will be located at Werfen’s Hartwell Road campus in Bedford, Mass., on the site of an existing warehouse that will be demolished.

The two-story research facility will feature 27,500 SF of lab and 91,000 SF of office space on the first and second floors, perched over a 51,000 SF ground-level drive-in parking area for 160 vehicles. A new elevated bridge will connect the research facility to the adjacent
building on the second floor.

“Maugel DeStefano began its relationship with Werfen, formerly known as Instrumentation
Laboratory, in 2015,“ said Sarah Cormier, project manager at Maugel DeStefano Architects.
“Since that time, we have completed a wide range of planning and design projects, which
include over 200,000 SF of renovations, restacks, rebranding, and lab relocations at the
345,000 SF campus in Bedford. This new R&D facility will provide Werfen with an advanced
center for research and space for future growth.”

Project team members include NorthStar Project and Real Estate Services; Haley & Aldrich,
Environmental and Geotechnical Consulting; VHB, Civil Engineer; Summit Engineering Inc,
Structural Engineer; Wozny Barbar & Associates Inc, MEP/ FP & Low Voltage Engineer;
Integra + Architectural Health, LEED Design; Sladen Feinstein, Lighting Design; and
Integrated Builders, General Contractor.