With close to 100 employees, Quantigen had outgrown their original lab and office space and was ready for a big move. Along with the increased footprint, Quantigen wanted to grow their image from a scrappy startup to a sophisticated, top-tier brand that spoke directly to their work. They also wanted a space that blurred the lines between lab and office areas and avoided the typically visual sterile lab environment.
Quantigen–a biotech research + diagnostics company– sought a space that offered larger lab areas, an agile office environment, and room to expand their capacity as they continued to grow.
Welcome to Quantigen
Upon entering the second-story suite, guests and employees alike are greeted with visual textures and comfortably furnished vignettes, anchored by deep black walls that can be found throughout.
A Warm Reception
A custom steel reception desk provides a cue for guests to pause and sign-in and an arrangement of classic pendant lights signal a more playful office environment.
A New Kind of Feature Wall
Past the reception area and continuing past several conference rooms, visitors are greeted by the first major design move: a wood millwork wall that celebrates a main lab entry point, sets a material and quality tone to the entire space, acts as a visual anchor to the Social Hub, and separates two main work neighborhoods.
Central to Quantigen’s culture is collaboration. Whatever their needs–be it for large gatherings or small impromptu meeting between leadership–the design was sure to accommodate them all.
The Social Hub is placed centrally within the office area and is home to a full wall of glazing to give access to abundant daylight. Large slabs of marble with open shelving lay the foundation of the back kitchen wall while the soft glow of the bubble lanterns fill the gap between floor and ceiling. Plantings add biophilic ques and felt ceiling treatments add warmth and visual interest. Additional vignettes of classic furniture and whiteboards offer modified work styles and posture.
Travelling further into the space, C-suite offices are defined by large wood portals, providing additional space for Quantigen’s leadership to interact while still being accessible to the rest of their team.
Multiple conference rooms are available for dedicated, bookable meeting space.
IT'S A LAB, LAB WORLD
Lab spaces are defined by large expanses of glass, open benching areas, colorful wall coverings, and playful overlapping of ceiling treatments and linear lighting–anything but sterile (visually, that is).