Adapting Your Facility to COVID-19 Measures

As life science companies race to develop vaccines and treatments for COVID-19, they have become known as leaders and experts in navigating the pandemic. However, many biotechs face the same questions as other businesses when it comes to preparing their facilities to address COVID-19 and mitigate spread. Biocom’s “Adapting Your Facility to COVID-19” workshop, held… Read more »

Celebrating National Library Week: Q&A with three library design experts

Lucy at the library

We’re in the midst of National Library Week—and it’s also World Book Day—and while we may not be able to celebrate with a gathering in our favorite library, we wanted to celebrate with a Q&A featuring three of FPBA’s library design experts. Amanda Schultz, Vice President and Principal in Charge; Ann Shelton, Project Manager and Sr. Interior Designer; and Michael Wilson,… Read more »

FPBA celebrates groundbreaking of The Boardwalk with virtual reality, shiny shovels and lab-themed cuisine

With virtual reality, branded golden shovels, and science-themed catering, The Boardwalk project team—FPBA, Healthpeak, PMA, Swinerton, CBRE and others—gathered at Science Center Drive on Jan. 9, 2020, to commemorate the groundbreaking of a 195,000 SF research campus many years in the making. This groundbreaking was not your average shoveling of dirt. With virtual reality headsets,… Read more »

Can you spot the differences in our holiday card?

From all of us at FPBA, we’d like to say happy holidays with a thrilling spot the difference challenge! Can you find the nine differences in our holiday card below?  Warning: Spoilers below! Stop here if you aren’t ready to see the solutions. Solutions    How did you do? Feeling stumped? Each difference in our… Read more »

Thousands flock to check out new Mission Hills-Hillcrest/Knox Library

Community members of all generations swarmed Washington Street on Jan. 26, 2019, to celebrate the grand opening of the new Mission Hills-Hillcrest/Harley & Bessie Knox Branch Library. With a symbolic book pass, speeches from elected officials and live music, the event reflected the San Diego community’s excitement for this highly anticipated learning hub. “This is… Read more »

FPBA celebrates topping out of NuVasive Lusk Campus Amenities Building

On December 19, 2018, FPBA celebrated the topping out of the NuVasive Lusk Campus Amenities Building. FPBA team members Phil Pape, Carlos Ortuño, Derek McFarland, Stefanie Deal and Iisha Sethi left their mark on the building’s final beam, which was painted a symbolic NuVasive purple. The beam was also adorned with a paw print from… Read more »

FPBA Habitat for Humanity Build

Nothing says team building like actual building! With toolboxes and hardhats, FPBA spent Saturday, November 17, 2018, volunteering with San Diego Habitat for Humanity at a new construction site in El Cajon, CA. Led by expert staff and seasoned volunteers, the team tackled projects from roof blocking to siding installation, learning new skills along the… Read more »

Unplug with FPBA

American composer Roy Ayers once said that the true beauty of music is that it connects people. FPBA embraces this idea once every season by hosting Unplug with FPBA. With an abundance of talented team members, clients and consultants, we gather together to jam out in a relaxed setting and enjoy food and drinks with… Read more »

Grand opening at El Cajon Animal Shelter fetches large crowd

Herds of animal lovers came out for the grand opening of the El Cajon Animal Shelter on June 2, 2018. Beginning with speeches and a ribbon cutting ceremony, the event celebrated the completion of a project more than 10 years in the making. “We’ve had a team of 20 architects, designers, artisans, engineers, and over… Read more »

FPBA brings vision to NuVasive groundbreaking ceremony with virtual reality

FPBA brought a virtual reality experience of the NuVasive Amenities Building and Campus Upgrades to the project groundbreaking ceremony on May 14, 2018, captivating the company’s shareowners and special guests, including Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Congressman Scott Peters, California 52nd Congressional District. “What you’re seeing here is we’re expanding this campus from about 145,000 square… Read more »