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TRIA to Design New Dementia Discovery Center for Eisai Inc.

BOSTON, MA — TRIA, a partner-led architecture firm with a focus on designing spaces for science, technology and corporate clients, announces that it has been selected by Eisai Inc., the U.S. pharmaceutical subsidiary of Tokyo-based Eisai Co., Ltd., to design its Center for Genetics Guided Dementia Discovery, a new exploratory drug research facility focused on human genetics-based immunodementia therapeutics. Located in the newly constructed Alewife Research Center in the bio-pharmaceutical hub of Cambridge, Massachusetts, the new 50,000-square-foot lab and office facility is expected to be complete by mid-2019.
The new facility designed by TRIA will feature an open office plan and adjacent open laboratory for Eisai’s neuroscience R&D team of over 100 employees, which is set around a central collaboration meeting space dubbed “The Brain.” The site’s open labs are designed to allow multi-disciplinary scientists (including wet-lab chemistry, biology and automation) to work together in a single, accessible and shared lab space.
Collaboration zones are intermingled to create neighborhoods throughout the office, which offers bench seating, sit-to-stand desks and personal lockers. Several huddle and conference rooms are scattered throughout the workspace, including two conference rooms with a movable wall that opens for larger gatherings. All meeting areas and tables are technology-enabled to offer flexibility and promote the impromptu sharing of ideas.
The Eisai project team includes:
•      Architect: TRIA
•      General Contractor: John Moriarty & Associates
•      MEP/FP Engineers: AHA Consulting Engineers
•      OPM: Black Diamond Real Estate Advisors
•      Landlord: The Davis Companies
•      Office Furniture: Office Resources and Knoll
•      Lighting: Reflex Lighting
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