Genzyme Corporation, Framingham, MA / Science Center (Interiors)
As the centerpiece of Genzyme’s Framingham campus, the Science Center creates a dynamic environment for the company’s research scientists, fostering opportunities for interaction and collaboration. A light-flooded, six-story atrium links lab and office wings, creating a central meeting place for the building. Beech wood paneling used in conjunction with glass walls visually connect conference rooms with the atrium, imparting a sense of warmth and enlivening the public space. Coffee bars and a series of casual seating and “touch-down” stations are placed throughout the atrium, allowing visitors and employees to meet serendipitously or work productively in a casual environment. Within the lab wing, write-up desks along the exterior windows are separated from the labs by glass walls and doors that bring indirect light deep into the lab spaces beyond.
Outstanding Interior Design Award, Science Category 2009, International Interior Design Association (IIDA) / Best Workplace Awards, Award of Excellence, Life Science Category 2008, CORENET
Project photography by John Horner