Design Considerations for Live Biotherapeutic Product Facilities Working with Spore-Forming Bacteria

Author: Judy Bodette, Principal Process Engineer, DPS Group; Aaron B. Cowley, Chief Science Officer, Arranta Bio; and Brian Duffy, Senior Director of Architecture and Engineering, DPS Group ­­Abstract: In this article, we will discuss the engineering concepts and considerations for a live biotherapeutic products (LBPs) manufacturing facility, along with the challenges associated with a novel…

cGMP facility conversions of existing real estate

In dense metropolitan areas like Greater Boston, undeveloped, appropriately zoned land for life sciences facilities with essential services and amenities nearby is becoming uncommon. Converting existing spaces to current good manufacturing practices or cGMP facilities rather than “greenfield” construction is trending, with drivers including speed to market, cost, and location.   DPS Group works with…

The Future of Telehealth Beyond COVID-19

by John Fowler, AIA, EDAC, LEED AP, Associate Principal and Associate Partner at Margulies Perruzzi The Margulies Perruzzi Healthcare Studio is seeing the impacts of COVID-19 on space planning and design that will continue post- pandemic in several areas. In addition to considerations for being better prepared for a future pandemic, clients are evaluating the…

Can Tech Soothe COVID Concerns in the Office?

Developers, Architects Assess Workplace Strategies   Office building owners better brace themselves for possible multimillion-dollar facility upgradesif they’re going to successfully lure back health-conscious tenants after the pandemic crisis finally eases.  Despite a rocky start to the state and nation’s vaccine rollout, there’s growing confidence that the end is insight for the now year-old COVID-19…

Compact Living Pilot Addresses Boston Housing Crisis

In dense, urban cities like Boston “affordable” and “housing” are rarely used in the same sentence. Young professionals, empty nesters, and couples planning to start a family are faced with moving outside the city limits to find a place that fits their budget and belongings. Two years ago, another option emerged in Boston designed to…