Human Genome Sciences, Gaithersburg, MD
Human Genome Sciences smooth undulating reflective glass walls mimics the creative energy and research that occurs within. The designers paid particular attention to concealing the biotech laboratories required ventilation systems and hoods. The result is clean articulate roof lines from all vantage points. The 635,000 SF building features a large curved glass atrium lobby with elaborate landscape features . The atrium contains various genomic sculptures which create a human cell garden framed by a 30 foot wall with cascading water. The project also includes an adjacent 1,750 space parking garage.