CrownBio is a cutting-edge translational technology company that helps biopharmaceutical companies accelerate their drug development programs in the fight against cancer, inflammation, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. A rapidly growing business, CrownBio relocated to a larger space in an existing, warm shell, multi-tenant building in Rancho Bernardo. FPBA provided programming through construction administration services for the tenant improvement including vivarium, lab, office and warehouse space.
The vivarium utilizes an intricate corridor layout with air showers to control cross-contamination between viral, non-viral and tissue culture suites. Laboratory functions include biology and tissue culture labs. Incorporating sustainable design practices, FPBA sourced existing lab equipment from Recycled Labs to prevent waste and save on building costs. From casework to cabinets and drying racks, recycled equipment comprised about two thirds of the lab furniture.
Warehouse space utilizes low racking and a relocated high density storage system. Office areas include private and open offices, conference rooms and a lunch room/all-hands meeting room with a sliding glass door for flexibility.