Bellicum Pharmaceuticals is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing cellular immunotherapies for hematological cancers and solid tumors. The company sought to consolidate its cGMP manufacturing operations into one facility, requiring an expansion within its existing facility.
Ferguson Pape Baldwin Architects and Houston-based Kirksey Architecture teamed up to provide design services for Bellicum, with FPBA leading the design efforts through design development.
With exceptional knowledge of cGMP manufacturing spaces, FPBA designed for the creation of eight independent cleanroom suites with unidirectional flows. The limited amount of expansion space created a need to densify, challenging FPBA to design creatively in order to fit all eight suites. Another challenge involved working around existing hospital utilities running through the building.
The project resulted in the conversion of an existing parking structure into an efficiently designed manufacturing space, unifying Bellicum’s operations under one roof.