Commercial Manufacturing Facility
El Segundo, CA
The new 44, 500 sf state-of-the-art commercial cGMP manufacturing facility enables the development of novel cancer immunotherapy products to be used for clinical trials in the treatment of patients with blood cancer. Adjacent to Los Angeles International Airport, the facility is strategically located so that it can accommodate up to 5,000 patient therapies per year from across the country. Equipped with numerous resources, the space houses manufacturing, quality, facilities, IT, and research and development office space.
San Francisco, CA
Johnson & Johnson Innovation’s first stand-alone site, JLABS @ San Francisco, features high-tech, modern scientific research space. The 30,000 sf incubator space includes chemistry, concept, and biology labs; office spaces; conference rooms; and shared common areas for up to 50 emerging companies. Thoughtful planning led to a flexible, open-air scheme which allows for easy growth and encourages collaboration amongst the resident entrepreneurs. The facility was voted as one of the Bay Area’s “coolest offices,” for design components like the sleek design includes glass walls, contemporary furniture and finishes, and spectacular Bay views.
The finished space is a consolidation of departmental groups into three existing buildings, which totals over 202,000 sf. Each of the buildings are three stories in height, and within easy walking distance from one another. The interior design incorporates Siemens workplace standards and brand guidelines into a modern, refreshed workspace. One of the new spaces is the main dining/cafeteria space, located in Building 40, and includes a full kitchen and servery. In order to meet facility demands, the dining area seats approximately 130 at tables, and can accommodate larger all-hands meetings of up to 230 in a lecture format. While designing these new efficient spaces, a key challenge of the project was incorporating existing workstations along with new private offices, conference rooms, lobby and cafeteria. Additionally, EwingCole created an extensive program database that allows the team to quickly perform test fits and block/stack options to accelerate decision-making.
Fort Worth, TX
The 36,000 square foot center is designed to help train professionals by offering hands-on instruction and education with Alcon’s latest advances in optometry and ophthalmology. Supporting this initiative is the facility design, which also allows Alcon to advance innovation in eye care and deliver on their mission. This is Alcon’s first comprehensive eye health center integrating the three divisions of Surgical, Ophthalmic Pharmaceuticals, and Vision Care. At a glance, the space includes a main reception area, clinic, OTC innovation studio, surgical suite, product showcase, and wet lab.
“EwingCole has served as a collaborative technical resource for Alcon, resulting in a trust level established over time where we can rely on their technical guidance and recommendations for delivering high quality solutions specifically in our R&D laboratories and manufacturing operations.”
Joe Sullivan, Director, Corporate Engineering
Project H Workplace Renovation
Research Triangle Park, NC
Lenovo, the world’s number one personal computer company and information and storage technology innovator, sought a fast-track corporate office renovation of approximately 96,000 sf across 3 separate buildings on their US Headquarters campus. Simultaneous renovations of Buildings 6, 7, and 8 comprise Project H. Of note is the 39,000 sf upfit of Building 6. Originally built to provide laboratory and testing for products, the upfit converted the entire facility into an open and energetic work place for the inside sales division comprised of 400 mostly young millennials. It was especially important to Lenovo that the space support individual workstyles and collaborative nature of this workforce. The project team focused on creating a sustainable, innovative workplace that responds to the needs and well-being of the staff, and incorporated Lenovo’s branding to “Never Stand Still”, incorporating a higher ratio of collaborative and social spaces to work areas, and a more fun and residential feel to the overall space, including an eclectic mix of furniture styles and materials.
Silver Spring, MD
EwingCole provided architecture, engineering and interior design services for United Therapeutics’ new Class A headquarters, consisting of approximately 100,000 SF. In order to provide the necessary degree of improvement, the building includes two levels of below grade parking and support spaces with seven additional floors of multi-use spaces and offices. The facility is intended to enhance UT’s business objectives while providing forward thinking design and flexible expansion options.
“While exceptional ratings for all performance areas may be rare, EwingCole’s team of professionals made this project happen within the timeframe specified. The project was a great collaborative effort and has resulted in a Class A project. EwingCole’s responsiveness to this project has resulted in several additional projects throughout the world. EwingCole’s one stop, no drama, exceptional work ethic has created a great working relationship within United Therapeutics and with outside consultants.”
Vice President, Corporate Real Estate
United Therapeutics Corporation
North American Headquarters
Serving as the new 75,000 SF Corporate Headquarters for one the global leaders in paper products, the space is located on the 24-26 floors of the new Cesar Pelli-Designed Cira Center Office Tower in Philadelphia’s Central Business District. EwingCole implemented an open workplan concept that encourages communication between staff members. Following the client’s strong environmental practices through the design, this project eventually received the LEED-Corporate Interiors Gold rating.
“SCA’s commitment to the environment goes beyond corporate citizenship. As an international company, preserving the environment means more than giving back. It means making every business decision an environmentally conscious decision – that’s why we partnered with EwingCole for the design of this project.”
Vice President Human Resources
North American Corporate Headquarters
Center Valley, PA
The new 47-acre corporate headquarters includes a 350,000 SF headquarters building, an on-site warehouse, a 7,000 SF data center, and a 2,000 SF day care center that serves the 850 employees. One component of these various spaces is a new destination dining atmosphere that was developed to provide hospitality-type amenities. This project was completed on a fast-track schedule, with full occupancy in June 2006.
“I wanted to take a minute to thank the Ewing Cole team for the tremendous effort that you are expending to move this great project forward. The quality of the work, the quantity of the work and the cooperative spirit in which the work is being accomplished are outstanding. We are truly a team with common goals. If the first six weeks are any indication of what lies ahead, we are going to produce a magnificent facility and have fun doing it. The output required, especially over the next several weeks, will be extraordinary but I have great confidence in your ability to perform.”
Raymond L. Federici
Senior Project Manager
Olympus America, New Headquarters Project
Southeastern Pennsylvania Headquarters Renovation
EwingCole was commissioned with the renovation of IBC’s Marketing and Training floors, as well as space planning and restacking options of typical administrative floors. Part of the renovation included new systems furniture that was designed for these spaces along with more efficient engineering options.
In need of an improved facility, EwingCole performed the interior fit-out work for 16,000 SF of its corporate headquarters. Renovations included modifications to the executive conference rooms, and reception area. As a result of the efforts of the design team, this project was awarded the LEED CI Gold Certification.
This new facility is the 9,000 SF headquarters for a non-profit healthcare organization. The custom-designed open plan workstations allow visual access at standing height while maintaining seated height privacy. In addition to an improved workspace, the project includes a large conference room with interchangeable furnishings to accommodate traditional conferencing or classroom/seminary arrangements, and a smaller conference room that contains the firm’s library collection.
The 4,200 SF space includes the broadcast studio, greenroom, control room, make-up room, offices, reception and common areas. This proved to be a unique project as EwingCole worked hand in hand with the contractor and client to ensure schedule adherence because of the need to design and build the studio in less than three months. EwingCole’s specifications for materials often required selecting from readily available materials rather than waiting weeks for shipping specified materials.
Building 33 Adaptive Reuse
Washington Navy Yard, DC
This project was a Design/Build delivery of a 156,000 SF adaptive reuse and renovation of a historically certified, 125-year-old building located on an historic quadrangle at the Washington Navy Yard. The space includes SCIFs, clean rooms for computer and data systems, a state-of-the-art conference facility, a library, and training rooms for Foreign Service Dignitaries. Building 33 received a Merit Award from the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, a NAVFAC Commander’s Award for Design Excellence, as well as an Environmental Sensitivity Award; NAVFAC Command also recognized this as a sustainable design success story.
“Building 33 is a sustainable design success story. It provided us with a 15% reduction in energy consumption totaling a savings of $58,000 per year in utility dollars. Our upfront $95,000 investment in sustainable design was recovered in less than 2 years.”
Rear Admiral Michael R. Johnson
Chief of Civil Engineers, Commander
Hood Center for Health Research
The Hood Center is a new 68,000 SF research and conference facility linking the Weis Research Facility with the main clinical campus. The main floor is a conference center, including a 300-seat auditorium and a focus group facility. Above the conference center, the upper levels house office areas for the researchers. This project received LEED NC Silver certification and is Geisinger’s first LEED certified project.
Annenberg Conference Center for Medical Education
At 39,800 SF, the three-story Conference Center is connected to existing hospital buildings, with conference and meeting venues to accommodate a variety of seating configurations and integrated technology access for computers and audio/visual equipment. The space includes a medical research library, conference center, reception space, specialized meeting rooms, administrative and departmental offices, and informal meeting spaces.
“The public areas of the interiors are given tactility and presence through highlighting a few materials, which are juxtaposed with sculptural episodes formed by drywall ceilings and partitions. More dramatically, vertical extension of the spaces provides for pleasant light-filled experiences. The jury applauds the designers’ successful efforts to provide an engaging yet quiet place that is appropriate for its function as a health care facility.”
Cleveland American Institute of Architects Jury Comments
Walter and Leonore Annenberg Conference Center for Medical Education at Lankenau Hospital
National Headquarters & Conference Center
EwingCole performed the site selection and fit-out for a 365,000 SF office space on 17 floors. The project included a fast-track scheduling process to deliver a mainframe computer room prior to the completion of remaining project. Other components include an auditorium, investment center, trading desk, and a conference and training center.
“We are delighted with our new headquarters. It provides not only a better use of space, but greater flexibility and amenities for our employees and clients.”
Vice President of Facilities Management
This was a full-service, LEED-certified interior project that is approximately 200,000 SF on 9 floors of an existing office building located in Radnor, PA. EwingCole’s pre-design discovery process and existing building system assessment provided innovative work place strategies, energy cost savings, and strategic growth plans. As a result, the new, flexible work environment accommodates 500 staff plus a projected future staff growth of 200 employees. The work place design optimizes office and support functions like conference, storage, lobby and café, while incorporating unique and brand-specific areas.
This project was a feasibility study, prior to purchasing a new 8-story, 65,000 SF property in Central Washington. The follow-up work included refurbished public spaces, new offices, and a new building facade to enhance the streetscape of the building.
Non Medical Chemical & Biological Facility
This $23M project includes the design of a new 75,000 SF office building to house the relocation of three separate government tenants. EwingCole developed a space optimization strategy that accommodates all requested personnel in the allotted space, and provides each tenant with shared conferencing. The space hosts consolidated open workstations for maximum efficiency and flexibility. By implementing large strip windows and aisles around the perimeter of the building, the space maximizes access to exterior views and natural light.
Sound Stage and Film Production Campus
This project was Pennsylvania’s first purpose-built sound stage and film production campus, and was specifically designed for feature film and episodic television program production. The facility includes two 20,000 SF sound stages, office space for production support, mill shop, lighting and grip departments, and features a 216kW photovoltaic system for energy efficiency.