SGA Receives Prestigious Awards for Innovative Work in Life Sciences Architecture

BOSTON–With 11 million square feet of active life sciences projects and nearly a dozen completed buildings and campuses under their belt, SGA is especially adept in the design of life sciences spaces, which has earned the firm a spot on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies list and the honor of Life Sciences Design Firm of the Year from Boston Real Estate Times.

Every year Fast Company editors compile lists that celebrate the world’s most innovative companies who are pioneers in their fields. This year SGA was named as one of the top 10 architecture firms for future-proofing life sciences buildings for any new scientific challenges.

According to Fast Company, “SGA’s approach to architecture has become vital in the age of the pandemic. In the designs it’s created over the past year for more than 4 million square feet of new life science facilities in Greater Boston, SGA has applied some of the lessons of the pandemic to create spaces with movable cabinetry and modular mechanical systems where researchers and scientists can quickly adapt to changing conditions and global needs – buildings that are ready for whatever scientific challenges lie ahead.”

Another significant accomplishment for the firm this year is being named Life Sciences Design Firm of the Year by Boston Real Estate Times. “SGA has become a go-to firm when it comes to designing Class-A Life Sciences facilities for developers, owners and users throughout North America, with their designs behind four million square feet of Greater Boston’s new life sciences facilities in the last couple of years alone,” said Upendra Mishra, publisher of Boston Real Estate Times and Life Sciences Times.

SGA is at the forefront of its field in the specialized programming, planning, and design of research and development facilities for life sciences. It is an industry leader in life sciences facilities design, having cultivated a deep understanding of the critical metrics and capacities necessary to provide a flexible and efficient life science core and shell environment.

Some notable life sciences facilities designed by SGA include:

  • 95 Greene Street (Jersey City, NJ) – SGA was selected to redesign 95 Greene Street and transform it into Jersey City’s first lab-ready office space. Previously occupied by Merrill Lynch, the eight-story, 350,000-square-foot building will be turned into a state-of-the-art property for pharmaceutical, green tech, ag-tech, healthcare and medical tenants, meeting the increasing demand for laboratory and research development space in this market.
  • LINX (Watertown, MA) – Embracing a distinctive alternative to traditional office space, SGA converted a former Verizon warehouse into a 185,000 square-foot, LEED-Gold certified campus for science and technology companies. Located in the emerging downtown district of Watertown, the design establishes a bold and highly innovative work environment that also makes shared space an organizing element.

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