Debut Biotech is dedicated to unlocking natural ingredients through sustainable, cell-free biomanufacturing. After raising more than $22 million in financing, the company set out to scale up and commercialize the ingredients it develops by expanding its footprint in San Diego.
FPBA worked with developer Longfellow Real Estate and Debut to design a lab-office suite that connects to an existing area already occupied by Debut at the SOVA Science District. FPBA provided detailed programming to help Debut define design criteria for the lab and office areas, fitting the program within the available space and accommodating specialty equipment such as bioreactors and incubators. The main lab utilizes mobile casework and ceiling utility connections to allow for future reconfigurations.
The open office environment features flexible workstations and huddle areas with acoustic ceilings dispersed throughout. The mezzanine level houses additional offices and a group of conference rooms that serve both the new suite and existing adjacent suite.