Health + Life Science
Health + Life Science
Delawie’s Health + Life Science Studio originated in 1994 with projects at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in La Jolla, California. In the twenty-two years since, the firm has established itself as a leader in life science and biotechnology design in the San Diego region. Services include Master Planning and Due Diligence Surveys, Programming, Architecture, Interior Design, and FF&E. The firm’s commissions include projects for government agencies, large pharma, start-ups, universities, and Real Estate Investment Trusts. Many of these projects are “first-of-a-kind” designs, such as the Skaggs and Buddy Taub Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Centers at The Scripps Research Institute. Led by firm principal Frank Ternasky, AIA, LEED AP, the firm’s Life Science practice team believes in a “high-tech/high-touch” approach to biotechnology design. Projects must incorporate the most advanced technology, equipment, and processes, and accommodate their continual and rapid evolution. Equally important is the design of environments that inspire creativity and collaboration. Carefully balancing design ideals with a commitment to business-driven solutions, the ultimate goal is highly adaptable, flexible facilities that support high performance research while emphasizing productivity and return on investment. The firm’s commissions include chemistry and biotechnology laboratories, animal research facilities, electron microscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance facilities, clean rooms, environmental chambers, data centers, manufacturing, warehouse and distribution facilities, and headquarters and administrative space.
Clients include, among many others, Biosite Inc., Pfizer Inc., Gemini Science/La Jolla Institute of Allergy and Immunology, The Scripps Research Institute, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., CarrAmerica Realty Corporation, Slough Estates USA, and the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The long-term on-going relationships that Delawie has formed with many of these organizations reflects our core belief that collaboration and partnership are the keys to successful design for high performance science.