Expanding Servier’s U.S. Presence in Boston’s Seaport Innovation District
The Greater Boston area is one of the world’s top hubs for life science innovation, and Cambridge has long been recognized as a leading research community within that market. However, in recent years, Boston’s Seaport started making a name for itself within the industry. With more room for growth compared to the increasingly limited—and pricey—space in Cambridge, the Seaport has quickly become a hub for the region’s booming biotech and life science industry.
Since opening its doors in 2018, Servier has grown exponentially over the past four years, creating nearly 400 jobs and providing life-changing medicines to more than 15 thousand patients living with difficult-to-treat cancers. To accommodate the company’s significant growth, Servier announced a campus expansion of its U.S. headquarters in the Seaport, including a new research lab and office space. Servier brought in client-focused Structure Tone to turn their vision into a reality. Teamed with Elkus Manfredi, Structure Tone completed these two project locations simultaneously.
A major focus for the office headquarters was an open-concept layout made up of halfmoon-shaped desk clusters, paired with extensive amounts of huddle rooms and open space. This unique take on the average rectilinear floor plan is synonymous with the company’s overall commitment to provide employees with a fulfilling work environment, designed to foster creativity and innovation. All of these design detailed were translated from the office headquarters into the nearby lab to showcase one cohesive theme and employee experience.
In addition to the open collaborative spaces, the headquarters features a large “Innovation Café” equipped with a substantial media screen wall, as well as a walk-up IT help center.
Elkus Manfredi Architects
35,000sf (office); 7,500sf (lab)
Fort Point Project Management