Beam Therapeutics

One of two projects located in Cambridge’s Innovation District, Beam Therapeutics is a multi-story CRISPR science laboratory renovation project scheduled for completion in early 2019. LLB Architects collaborated with Charles Rose Architects in the role of laboratory architect and designer for three integrated labs dispersed throughout this five-story building. The company, known for their pioneer precision DNA editing, desired a flexible micro-biology and chemistry laboratory space designed around over 100 new pieces of highly specialized, state-of-the-art, gene editing equipment and robotics. The design relied on transparent materials to allow visual access from street and from the dry computational spaces. With tissue culture rooms, fume hood alcoves, and a cold room design, the new research laboratory will provide a home for this breakthrough company to, in their own words, “…treat disease, one letter at a time.”