GSC Architects was hired by Natera, Inc. to design its new Austin labs and offices, a project that represents the company’s transition from burgeoning start-up to publicly traded corporation. The new space comprises 18,000 square feet of wet labs and 40,000 square feet of offices and warehousing for the rapidly growing genetic testing and diagnostic company. The project includes two BSL-2 labs and 2,000 square feet of -20˚C walk-in freezers. The project is designed to optimize the specific workflows of the six laboratories, while maximizing flexibility for ongoing equipment reconfiguration and allowing for conversion of offices into future labs. A major challenge involves providing functional laboratories in a shell building designed for professional offices, not labs. Success of this project relied on careful coordination of mechanical, electrical, and process plumbing systems within the limitations of the existing building infrastructure.
Size: 58,000 SF
Services Provided: Programming, Interior Design, Construction Administration, FF&E
Photographs: Impressive Spaces