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Biosite Corporate Headquarters – Research Center & Manufacturing Facility

Biosite Corporate Headquarters – Research Center & Manufacturing Facility

Project details

Biosite Corporate Headquarters – Research Center & Manufacturing Facility

The planning and architecture for this project was derived from discussions during the programming phase which led to two fundamental decisions that are the foundation of the design. First, the owner and architect admired the order, minimalist qualities, and artistic elements in Bauhaus and “de stijl” design styles. Secondly, the owner’s budget and schedule demanded efficient construction and economical materials. For these reasons tilt-up concrete construction was selected. A great variety of visual and tactile interest was achieved on horizontal and vertical planes by using similar organizational patterns while changing materials, colors, and scale. The patterns are expressed in the site organization, walkways, building footprints, bridges, elevations, interior wall detailing, interior finish floor materials and project signage.

  • Year: 2005
  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Size: 335,000 SF
  • Program: Shell & T.I., Interior Design, Dining, Conference Rooms, Administrative Offices, Chemistry & Biology Labs, R&D, Manufacturing, Warehouse & Distribution, Parking