Cedars-Sinai Biomanufacturing Center, West Hollywood, Calif.
ARCHITECT, INTERIOR DESIGNER, LAB PLANNER AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: HDR
MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL AND PLUMBING ENGINEER: Affiliated Engineers
COST ESTIMATOR: C.P. O’Halloran
WIND/EXHAUST ANALYSIS: CPP
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Rudolph & Sletten
The following is a sampling of materials used in the project:
BACKLIT FACETED WALL SYSTEM: Lindner
BACK-PAINTED GLASS WITH STEM CELL IMAGE: Forms+Surfaces
RECEPTION DESK: K & Z Cabinet Co.
GLASS WALL SYSTEM, SLIDING AND SWING DOORS: C.R. Laurence Co. Inc.
LARGE CEILING TILES: Claro by Decoustics
OFFICE CEILING GRID SYSTEM: Armstrong Ceiling & Wall Solutions
DECORATIVE LIGHT AT RECEPTION: Sonneman
CORRIDOR ROUND LIGHTS: Louis Poulsen
BLUE GLASS AT ROOF: Glasswerks
FURNITURE: Herman Miller
LAB BENCHES: Mott Manufacturing
CLEANROOM SLIDING DOORS: ASSA ABLOY
The Cedars-Sinai Biomanufacturing Center (CBC) is a destination for the research, development and biomanufacturing of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and other cell-based medicines for early-based clinical trials for regenerative cell applications. Innovation lies within the science and the design. While iPSCs challenge assumptions about what’s possible in medicine, the design of the new center challenges ideas about what’s possible with commercial real estate. Located in the iconic Pacific Design Center (PDC), the space broadens the definition of what a “showroom” can be and interrogates common knowledge about what can and cannot “fit” within the building.
Designed by Cesar Pelli in the 1970s, PDC hosts the West Coast’s top decorating and furniture market. The location of the CBC in PDC offers key advantages, including a location near the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center campus in landlocked West Hollywood and the potential for PDC’s inherent prestige to attract world-renowned talent to help advance the center’s mission. Architects and engineers developed a design solution that complements the design pedigree of other spaces in the building while incorporating a highly technical, expertly sequenced and architecturally sensitive engineering solution to meet the requirements of biomanufacturing.
Opened Oct. 2020, this new 23,300-square-foot facility was recently recognized as Lab of the Year by the Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association, as well as honored in Fast Company’s 2021 Innovation by Design Awards.
PHOTOS: COURTESY HDR, LAWRENCE ANDERSON PHOTOGRAPHY