Arbutus Biopharma North American R&D HQ

Warminster, PA

Serving as design/builder, Norwood partnered with Arbutus Biopharma to relocate their North American R&D Headquarters. The new facility includes 35,000 square feet of offices and lab space to accommodate the emerging biotech company’s expanding operations. The chemistry and biology labs are designed as separate but adjacent labs. Consequently, this design allows the scientists to work closely with one another while maintaining the necessary procedural separation. The Chemistry Labs feature large open labs with tall ceilings and a mixture of fixed casework and mobile elements. The Bio-Safety Level 2 Labs offer a dedicated entrance and easily cleanable finishes. In addition, the office area design aims to maximize daylight and promote collaboration. For example, the interior features glass dividers, shared huddle rooms, and communal spaces.