The Central Eastside Industrial District is a growing hub of innovation in the heart of Portland. Hennebery Eddy is working with Summit Development Group on a new project in this neighborhood to attract and cultivate talent, entrepreneurs, and investment aimed at catalyzing collaboration and propelling regional economic development. The Eastside Innovation Hub fulfills a drastically under-served market for wet biotech lab incubator space in the metro area, serving emerging health sciences and technology industries.
Our adaptive reuse design will transform a two-story, concrete and wood-frame warehouse into 18,000 square feet of private, biotech-focused research wet laboratory space, along with a new penthouse for creative offices. To form an inviting interior, we analyzed the significant lab ventilation requirements and then configured systems and structures so as to maximize open areas; we also reestablished long-enclosed openings to maximize natural light. Along with other sustainable design features including high-efficiency mechanical/electrical systems, the building is capped with an ecoroof, helping control building temperature while preventing excess stormwater runoff.
Read more about the biotech lab project in the Portland Business Journal (subscription required)