Ionis Pharmaceuticals

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Start / Completion Date:
July 2010 / July 2011

Ionis Pharmaceuticals (formerly Isis Pharmaceuticals) was a ground up, new construction of a 170,838 sq. ft., 2-story corporate headquarters which included labs, vivarium, research spaces, administrative spaces, conference rooms, seminar and board room facilities. This design-assist project includes drought-tolerant landscaping, water features utilizing recycled water, outdoor dining and meeting spaces and a sports court for employee use. The building’s sustainable features will make it eligible for certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.  The project scope included HVAC, plumbing and process piping consisting of a 1,200-ton VPF central plant, seven-chemical solvent delivery/waste system and a 16,000 sq. ft. vivarium.  Solvent delivery/waste system includes approximately 2,000 linear-feet of orbitally welded stainless steel piping, central solvent delivery, pumped waste recovery to central collection and complete instrumentation & automation system.  This fast-track project was ready for occupancy 48 weeks after beginning site excavation.