BioMarin Gene Therapy Manufacturing Facility

Novato, CA

KPW took on BioMarin's challenge to deliver this unique and highly advanced manufacturing laboratory to exceptionally high design standards in only 11 months. To meet this target, KPW teamed with CRB, Novo Construction, and other consultants. We used the 3D BIM platform REVIT to develop the design. We delivered our first permit package to the city within two months and worked closely with Novo Construction throughout the entire process. Working within the constraints of the existing building, we developed substantial strengthening of the roof system for large mechanical loads, as well as a full seismic upgrade. The project included clean rooms, wet and dry labs, walkable ceilings, and perimeter mechanical yards and platforms. This project was awarded ISPE's Best Project Execution and is considered by BioMarin to have been a significant success in meeting their goals.

Completion Date: 2018
Architect: CRB Consulting Engineers