Top Firms Form ‘Rapid Reshore & Development’ to Serve Life Sciences Industry

Top Firms Form ‘Rapid Reshore & Development’ to
Serve Life Sciences Industry

Expert companies form an all-in-one professional services alliance to deliver high-quality planning, site selection and design services for the life sciences industry.

Philadelphia, PA (September 2020) – Rapid Reshore & Development (RR&D), an alliance of three specialized firms coming together to provide turnkey professional services for the life sciences and biopharmaceutical industries, has announced its official launch to address many of the logistical challenges facing companies developing drugs, vaccines and medical devices.

RR&D – comprised of Facility Logix, EwingCole and Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Co – will help companies maximize efficiency, minimize risk, and facilitate speed-to-market. The alliance represents an evolution from transaction-driven service models to a holistic focus on client needs, integrating an interdisciplinary team customized for a variety of individual projects.

“Our rapidly changing world created a multitude of challenges and opportunities across all industries,” said Jared Loos, PE, AIA, EwingCole’s CEO. “However, few face logistical obstacles like the life sciences and manufacturing sectors, including biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, medical equipment and their respective supply chains. Our goal was to create an alliance that can collaboratively and succinctly support their needs from start to finish.”

Life sciences and biopharmaceutical companies are pivoting to increase efficiency and capacity in record time, which requires quicker decision-making, identifying talent, retooling facilities, increasing capacity and shoring up resources.

“COVID-19 has created a greater need for these companies to establish and build out facilities, supply chains and other resources within a reduced timeframe,” said Jay Biggins, executive managing director Biggins Lacy Shapiro. “On top of the day-to-day development of life-saving therapies and technologies, this may result in an industry bottleneck. That’s where RR&D can assist.”

RR&D is optimizing the speed-to-market process by aligning and accelerating all steps in this complex process from up-front planning and programming; scenario development and analysis; due diligence of talent market, new facility consideration and comparative costs; early conceptual designs; competitive real estate procurement, through full design/engineering and project management.

“Responding to these challenges calls for more than simple, cookie-cutter solutions. It requires a holistic, tailor-made approach that involves multiple firms. RR&D breaks from tradition to integrate an entire, full-service team to provide end-to-end solutions for clients through a single, coordinated effort that helps ensure certainty of execution,” said Pat Larrabee, president and founder of Facility Logix. “This comprehensive approach enables us to deliver the depth and resources of a full-service firm with the expertise of a specialist.”

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About Rapid Reshore & Development:

Rapid Reshore & Development is an alliance of expert firms providing confidence and support throughout the life sciences industry, representing an evolution from transaction-driven service models to a holistic focus on client needs, integrating an interdisciplinary team customized for a variety of individual projects. To optimize and strengthen confidence in decision-making and speed-to-market, Rapid Reshore & Development alliance was formed to deliver best-in-class professionals with deep experience in all aspects of life sciences’ project planning, site selection, design and execution including financial, labor market, development incentives, real estate, design and engineering, and construction management. For additional information, visit:


About Facility Logix:

Facility Logix specializes in the biotech industry and delivers novel building solutions, enabling biotech companies to produce or house healthcare products that will change the lives of patients around the world—making it a healthier place for all. We are one of only a few firms that provides owners’ representation; facilities planning; move and transition, project, and operational management implementation solely to the biotech industry. We Build Bio. For more information, visit:


About EwingCole:

EwingCole, in practice for nearly 60 years, is a nationally recognized, fully integrated architecture, engineering, interior design, and planning firm of more than 400 professionals in Baltimore, Charlotte, Irvine, New York, Raleigh, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and San Diego. Our multi-disciplinary practice is built on the core values of professional excellence, design quality, and collaboration. Our goal is to provide the best total solution for our clients, the community, and the environment. For additional information, visit:


About Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Company:

One of the largest and most respected specialty location advisory firms, Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Company, LLC (BLS & Co.) has been delivering best-in-class services for more than 25 years.   Our multi-disciplinary team – a unique collaboration of attorneys, project finance and tax experts, planners and engineers – is purpose-designed to deliver creativity, objectivity and thoroughness to add value for complex projects and portfolios.  Our site selection, incentives and energy services are designed to be customized to the exact needs of our clients.   Over the years, BLS & Co has advised numerous pharmaceutical, gene therapy, biotechnology and consumer health companies. For more information, visit