David Bendet, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
David Bendet, AIA, LEED AP BD+C Licensed Architect: California (C25984), Since 1995 LEEDÂŽ Accredited Professional, Since 2004 EDUCATION Masters Degree in Architecture, University of California, Berkeley. 1990 Bachelors Degree in Environmental Design, University of Colorado, Boulder. 1987
Inspiration. Innovative design created from great ideas that evolve through strong leadership, effective communication, and team-based collaboration.
David Bendet, AIA, LEED AP BD+C With more than 25 years professional experience on both the client and designside of the practice, David drives innovative solutions on projects through a deep understanding of stakeholder expectations, alignment of project goals and needs, and a balance of design innovation in a team-based environment. He has led project teams through the visioning, planning, design, management, and delivery on millions of square feet of complex, innovative, and sustainable projects. As Project Principal and Practice leader for 3 of the top-rated architectural firms in the US, David has lead the business strategy, growth and development of the Education, Science+Technology markets in the Western US and Asia, with a focus on enhancing quality and collaboration in project design and delivery. Davidâ€™s leadership, organizational skills, technical knowledge, design sensitivity, and hands-on approach have allowed him to promote teamwork, enhance interdisciplinary working relationships, and build an architectural planning and design practice capable of delivering the highest value success on projects. Since 1998, he has taught Integrated Project Teamwork at Stanford University, reinforcing his dedication to mentorship and education. He is currently Chair for International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) North America / South America Affiliate Council (NASAAC), has engaged with the community as a volunteer, served on several Boards and Committees, has published research papers, and presented at many conferences regionally and nationally.
Sustainable environmental responsibility
Empowering leadership and mentoring Committed to creating value
Research and Education facilities expert
Innovative A WELL-BALANCED ARCHITECT
We, not I
Two decades of hands-on experience
Forward-thinking, with respect for the past
Collaborative to inspire the best ideas
Campus planning and architectural design
Itâ€™s about people, not paper
Excellent communication skills
Skilled with technology
Management of Budget and Schedule
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY Stantec Architecture (Since 2016 - Current Employer) Principal. Director of Education Science+Technology, West Region. San Francisco, CA HDR Architecture (2014 - 2016) Principal. Director of Education Science+Technology, West Region. San Francisco, CA Perkins+Will (2008-2014) – Science+Technology Practice Leader Associate Principal and Senior Project Manager San Francisco, CA UCSF (2007-2008) – Capital Projects Project Manager San Francisco, CA HOK (2005-2007) – Vice President and West Coast Director of Science+Technology San Francisco, CA MBT, Acquired by Perkins+Will (1994-2005) – Associate Principal San Francisco, CA Heery International (1992-1994) – Designer San Francisco, CA Tai Associates. San Francisco, CA. (1991-1992) – Designer San Francisco, CA Cope Linder Associates. (1987-1988) – Designer Philadelphia, PA
I would like to highly recommend Mr. Bendet for consideration for participation in COAA leadership in California. He is a very influential member of the design/construction industry… Chris Shay, Assistant Vice President for University Operations, Santa Clara University
Our first project with David turned out to be the kind of working partnership all project managers hope to have with their design team. That experience made his firm the top qualified firm for all subsequent projects. They consistently responded to the call with appropriate resources to apply to early project planning and assembled an effective and professional team to carry the project through completion and closeout, on time, and under budget! Ralph O’Rear, VP, Facilities & Planning, Buck Institute for Research on Aging
It was a pleasure working with David and his team. We set some aggressive goals and he stepped up to the challenge and exceeded our expectations. It has been a pleasure to work with everyone on his team and we look forward to future opportunities. Randy Mull, Senior Project Manager, Genentech
“David brought a well balanced approach to innovation, constructability, flexibility, efficiency, and a deep pool of talent to my project.” Ross Graves, Senior Project Manager, Amgen
“We've had a terrific experience working with David. He has provided substantial benefit to his firm's ability to develop and execute technical spaces in innovative and effective ways - and to do so with a clear commitment to energy conservation. We are doing terrific design and engineering work with David and the team he is leading.” John Shanahan, Project Manager, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
“Working with David is always pleasant and positive. I can always count on his attention to detail and his ability to fairly balance the needs of the client. He has the perfect combination of professionalism with a positive attitude that makes working with him a pleasant and productive experience. I would work with him again in a minute….” John Holm, Project Manager, Sutter Health
ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP Board of Directors, Architectural Foundation of San Francisco. Board of Directors, International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE), Bay Area Chapter Chair, ISPE North America / South America Affiliate Council (NASAAC). Past Chair, AIA San Francisco Health & Science Committee. California Technology Council, Clean Acres Advisory Board. SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS Integrated Project Delivery Conference, Procurement for IPD Projects, 2016 ISPE, Achieving Innovation and Value in Science Facilities Design, 2015 Tradeline, Planning for Tomorrow’s Research Groups, 2014 AIRI, Efficient Operations Strategies for Science Buildings, 2013 Cambridge Healthtech Institute, Early Phase Project Definition, 2013 R&D Lab Design Conference, CREATE Lab of the Year Award Recipient, 2013 Tradeline, Early Phase Project Definition and Programming, 2012 Tradeline, Space Management and Planning Strategies, 2012 International Sustainable Design Symposium, RIST, South Korea, 2012 LabWize, Corporate + Academic Lab Trends, 2010 AIRI (Association for Independent Research Institutes), Sustainability at Buck Institute, 2010 R&D Lab Design Conference, Integrated Project Delivery, 2009 GABA, Capital Projects in a Volatile Economy, 2009 Labs21, Sustainable Laboratory Environments, 2009 BayBio Gene Acres, Sustainable Laboratory Renovations, 2009 ISPE, Alternative Project Delivery Methods, 2008 ISPE, Stem Cell Research at UCSF’s Institute for Regeneration Medicine, 2008 PUBLICATIONS LEAN Design and Delivery for Construction Projects. April 2014 Early Phase Project Definition. Project Management Institute, August 2013 More Sustainable Laboratories. Laboratory Equipment Newsletter, July 1, 2010 Economy Rules Vision for Future Labs. Laboratory Equipment Newsletter, December 10, 2010 Tradeline. Industry Trends Reshaping Design and Costs of Lab Buildings. 2007
R&D Magazine Lab of the Year Award , 2013 Campus for Research and Technological Enterprise (CREATE). Singapore
International Sustainable Design Symposium, Research Institute of Industrial Science and Technology (RIST), South Korea
R&D Magazine Lab of the Year Award, 1997 Genencor International Technology Center. Palo Alto, California
TEACHING ACTIVITIES Stanford University CEE 222 - Computer Integrated Architecture / Engineering / Construction Lecturer / Student Mentor 1998-2017 Stanford University CEE 137B â€“ Advanced Architecture Studio Principal Instructor 2013-2014 Stanford University CEE 131 - Architecture Design Process with Cathy Blake Student Mentor / Guest Lecturer 2004-2011 Stanford University CEE 224 - Preconstruction Planning for Design / Construction Integration Student Mentor / Guest Lecturer 2004-2007
REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS Genentech Employee Center. South San Francisco, California Genentech Hilltop-A Office Building. South San Francisco, California Campus For Research Excellence And Technological Enterprise (CREATE), Singapore Buck Institute for Age Research. Novato, CA.
Genentech Virology Disease Biology Area. South San Francisco, California Genentech Singapore Campus Integration and Masterplan. Singapore. Samsung Biologics Research Center and Pilot Plant. Free Economic Zone, South Korea
UCSF Institute for Regeneration Medicine. San Francisco, CA.
POSCO VICEM Research Campus. Vinh Tuy, Vietnam.
UCSF Prusiner Lab Renovation for Medicinal Chemistry. San Francisco, CA.
Singapore University of Technology and Design. Singapore. Jurong Hospital Design Competition. Singapore.
UCSF Mission Bay Campus Community Center. San Francisco, CA.
Life Technologies Campus Revitalization. Foster City, California
UC Davis, Veterinary Medicine 3B. Davis, CA.
Pepperdine University, Keck Science Building Renovation. Malibu, CA.
NOAA Pacific Regional Center. Pearl Harbor, Hawaiâ€™i.
Clorox - Technical Center. Pleasanton, CA.
Stanford University Pathology Research Blood Center. Palo Alto, CA
Northern California Institute for Research and Education (NCIRE). San Francisco, CA.
Merck / Rosetta Facility Fit-Out. Seattle, WA. Zymogenetics Earl Davie Building. Seattle, WA Applied Biosystems Corporate Campus. Pleasanton, CA. China Basin Landing, Bio-Science Building. San Francisco, CA. Genencor International Technology Center. Palo Alto, CA. Stanford Management Company Office Building. Palo Alto, CA. Gilead Sciences, Buildings 353 and 324 Workplace. Foster City, CA. Theranos Headquarters and cGMP Medical Device Production Facility. Palo Alto & Newark, CA. DuPont D-Wing Renovation. Palo Alto, CA. Cedars-Sinai, ODTC Research Facility. Los Angeles, CA. Amgen ASF4 Discovery Research Lab. South San Francisco, CA.
OTHER PROJECTS NOT SHOWN Confidential Project. Zhuhai, China. Project Manager. Developer-led new research and cGMP pharmaceutical test-kit manufacturing facility with research and development laboratories, class 10,000 production clean room, quality control area, product assembly line, and warehouse. 300,000 SF. J&J / Scios. Fremont, CA. Project Manager. Scale-up manufacturing validated process suites, chemistry laboratories, offices, fitness center, and conference facilities. 220,000 SF. Aviron. MountainView, CA. Project Manager. Research laboratory / office. 11,000 SF. CellGate. Sunnyvale, CA. Project Manager. Research laboratory / office. 12,000 SF. Stanford University, Escondido Village Graduate Student Housing. Stanford, CA. Project Manager. Two new buildings for graduate student housing. Dan Solomon as Design Architect. 232,000 SF. ALZA BioCenter. Mountain View, CA. Project Architect. New research and development laboratory. 98,000 SF. Chabot College. Hayward, CA. Project Architect. Chemistry and Computer Science Building. New research and development laboratory. 31,400 SF. Carmel Valley Manor Medical Center. Carmel, CA. 30,000 SF.
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. Monterey, CA. 50,000 SF. Saint Louise Medical Office Building. Morgan Hill, CA. 31,000 SF. California State University Sacramento Library. Sacramento, CA. 150,000 SF. Stanford University Green Memorial Library. Stanford, CA. 100,000 SF.
GENENTECH EMPLOYEE CENTER SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA Project Principal and Senior Project Manager (Project Initiation Phase) Located in the upper campus at the heart of Genentechâ€™s South San Francisco campus, the Employee Center serves as a catalyst to promote employee interaction, recreation, health and wellness. The design and location of the facility bridges physically and programmatically between the existing executive office buildings 31, 32 & 33 as well as the newly constructed Hilltop-A office building to promote connectivity. At approximately 70,000 GSF, the program includes a gym, fitness center, health care center, education and training spaces and a lobby with a variety of retail amenities. The project was designed and delivered through a highly collaborative project delivery process engaging all project stakeholders, including the construction trades, early in the process to provide best value and innovation in design. LEED Gold+ Certification and PG+E Savings by Design incentives. Relevance: Sustainable, Health / Fitness, Clinics
GENENTECH HILLTOP-A OFFICE BUILDING SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA Project Principal and Senior Project Manager This new office building is the beginning of a series of projects intended to strengthen business adjacencies, connectivity, and collaboration within the Hilltop neighborhood of Genentechâ€™s South San Francisco campus. The HTA project establishes a new vocabulary of space standards, using activitybased programming, unassigned seating, designed to enhance employee interactions and create an innate sense of place within the campus and the community. In addition to accommodating office space for 1,150 employees, this new 160,000 GSF building will include a conference center, dining facilities, business center, and various retail employee marketplace functions to promote interaction. Design excellence will result from a minimalistic solution aimed at creating a technologically innovative, iconic home for Genentech. The building interior includes contemporary design, with modern materials and technology complementing flexible space options. The design places a strong emphasis on sustainability, green space and energy efficiency. LEED Gold+ Certification and PG+E Savings by Design incentives. Relevance: Highly Sustainable Facility including Natural Ventilation and Daylighting Advanced Workplace Design for Corporate Biotechnology
2013 R&D Magazine Lab of the Year CAMPUS FOR RESEARCH EXCELLENCE AND TECHNOLOGICAL ENTERPRISE (CREATE) SINGAPORE Project Principal The campus for the Singapore National Research Foundation is a precedent-setting global research university, comprising three mid-rise buildings and a high-rise tower. The design pioneers the use of advanced environmental sustainability and energyefficient technologies, surpassing current flexibility and performance benchmarks for scientific research facilities in the tropics. The project’s mission is to stimulate innovation, discovery and entrepreneurship through the interaction and collaboration of scientists and engineers drawn from top research institutions, corporations and leading universities from around the globe. CREATE pushes the boundaries of conventional lab design — the buildings are very narrow, and cores and corridors are located at the perimeter to introduce maximum daylight and flexibility. The universal module supports the full range of lab types from computational science, wet biology, dry chemistry, as well as quality office space. This unique place establishes CREATE’s brand and resonates as a scholarly center for academia, corporate entrepreneurship, student life and public curiosity. Singapore Gold Mark Platinum Sustainable Design Certification. Relevance: Highly sustainable design for research facility.
BUCK INSTITUTE FOR AGE RESEARCH, STEM CELL RESEARCH BUILDING 3 NOVATO, CALIFORNIA Project Principal and Project Manager Set on a hilltop in Novato with spectacular views of the Bay Area, this new 64,000 GSF CIRM-funded project integrates and expands the Buck Instituteâ€™s stem-cell research program to achieve increased breadth and depth of expertise in the application of stem-cell biology and technology to the study of aging and age-related diseases. This new facility provides space for as many as 12 new principal investigators, with a program consisting of open and flexible research labs, lab support spaces, biospecimen storage, offices, and conference center/cafeteria. The program is based on the conceptual plans prepared for the submission to California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) in February 2008 which provided major funding for the project. Renewable energy strategies, including geothermal field for heat exchange, are part of the sustainability strategy to reduce energy use, water demand, and achieve LEED silver certification. Relevance: Phased project delivery, challenging project site, integration with existing facilities. Awards / Achievements: LEEDÂŽ Silver Certification is anticipated.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO INSTITUTE FOR REGENERATION MEDICINE SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA UCSF Project Manager Located on UCSF’s Parnassus Campus, the IRM building fulfills UCSF’s strategic objective to foster the relationship between basic, clinical, and translational research and training. This 72,000 GSF building accommodates space for 25 principal investigators focused on stem cell research, and includes wet laboratory research space, lab support, office and conference space, and building support spaces. Designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, the Design-Build team of DPR Construction and SmithGroup Architects was selected using Best-Value Procurement, representing an innovative new approach to project delivery within the University of California system. As Project Manager for UCSF, David led the teams from early concept design and bridging documents through design-build team procurement and construction. The building is designed with an innovative modular, open, and continuous lab scheme to facilitate interaction and maximize the flexibility that is required to meet the demands of interdisciplinary research within the building. The building is supported by a steel space frame platform that rests on seismic base isolators located at intervals across the site. Relevance: Innovative design and project delivery on a challenging project site. Awards / Achievements: LEED® Gold Certification.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA) PACIFIC REGIONAL CENTER PEARL HARBOR, HAWAI’I Project Manager and Lab Architect This project renovated and adapted two World War II-era airplane hangars and added a new building between them to house 700 NOAA personnel within the Pearl Harbor Naval Complex, a national historic landmark recognized as one of the country’s most sacred historic sites. Working closely with local preservationists to keep the two hangars close to their original condition, the design links the hangars with a long, open, three-story atrium housing public function spaces such as the library, dining and fitness areas, and an auditorium. In each of the hangar structures, courtyards serve as gathering spaces, opening up from the roof down to the ground level, and drawing in natural light. The high-performance, sustainable design is rooted in the mission of NOAA, biomimicry, and the cultural traditions of the Pacific region. The sustainable design features include a skylight diffuser system that virtually eliminates the need for artificial light during the day. Hawaii’s first Passive Cooling Unit (PCU) system uses chilled water from a nearby building and natural ventilation to condition the space through an underground air distribution system. A gray water capturing system is used to irrigate the native landscaping. Relevance: Campus master planning, adaptive re-use, historic preservation, sustainable design. Awards / Achievements: LEED® Gold Certified.
BAYER CROPSCIENCE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTER + GREENHOUSE DAVIS, CALIFORNIA Project Principal and Project Manager Bayer CropScience acquired the former Affymetrix silicon chip manufacturing facility with the goal of integrating the Biologics and Vegetable Seeds groups into single location to promote collaboration and growth for this new global center for agricultural research and development. The facility houses agricultural biologics research including: QA/QC labs, Chemistry Labs, APHIS Containment Labs, Formulations and Fermentation Labs and a centralized Glass Wash and Media Prep area, a Pilot Plant, Research Headhouse, and Greenhouses / Screenhouses. The transformation of the existing facility into an uplifting, state-of-the-art research environment enables collaboration among scientists, provides plentiful natural light, and maximizes flexibility to adapt with the continual expansion of knowledge and research techniques. The design serves to create and define research neighborhoods with an enhanced wayfinding and hallway experience that provides transparency, putting the research on display. There are ample collaboration spaces where scientists can meet to discuss the research taking place within or where mobile scientists can continue their work. Awards: DBIA Design-Build Distinction Award, XL Construction, 2015. Relevance: Plant Research Laboratory Renovation, Pilot Plant, Greenhouse
GENENCOR DUPONT D-WING RENOVATION PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA Project Principal and Project Manager Having completed Phase 1 of the Genencor-DuPont International Technology Center in 1998, Genencor was subsequently acquired by DuPont and the cultures of the two companies have come together in Palo Alto to facilitate innovation and novel research for Industrial Biosciences. Over the years, David has helped these two companies renovate the existing research and pilot plant areas in order to allow DuPont to respond to the changing needs of their research and product development, and increase utilization and efficiency of the site. The D-Wing renovation project allows DuPont to provide a workplace environment that advances user satisfaction, collaboration, and ultimately leads to innovation and novel scientific discoveries. The D-Wing project includes renovation of approximately 12,000 GSF of existing administrative offices into research labs to support the collocation of DuPontâ€™s Research, Development and Support teams. The project includes the construction of new wet and computational laboratories for the Analytics, Robotics, Controls, Biomass, Fabric Home Care, Formulations, Grain Applications, and Protein Engineering groups. Relevance: Laboratory Renovation for Wet and Analytical / Computational Research.
UCSF NEUROSCIENCES BUILDING, PRUSINER MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY LAB SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA Project Principal This lab renovation to the fourth floor of building 19A Neurosciences was designed around the specific needs of Dr Prusiner for medicinal chemistry research. The relatively small renovation of 6,000 square feet is very efficiently designed to accommodate a high density of 30 new fume hoods, a new NMR, procedure space, and solvent storage within the existing facility. Special attention was directed to the life safety and egress planning, along with the design of the hood and point-of-use ventilation systems, to ensure a safe and effective environment for research. Relevance: Renovation within Existing Occupied Facility, Flexible Planning, Code Analysis for Use and Storage of Hazardous Materials.
CHINA BASIN LANDING BUILDING ADDITION SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA Project Manager This facility at China Basin Landing helps establish the Mission Bay Area as one of the world’s leading center’s of biotechnology and clinical research. Campus master planning was performed to provide a new identity to China Basin Landing and integrate existing buildings with the new design. A new 144,000 SF two-story building addition to the existing three-story building provides flexible floor space for tenant development, accommodating the technical requirements of research laboratories, diagnostics, and clinical facilities. To reduce the impact of the addition on both the existing structure and tenants, an innovative structural seismic base isolation solution was developed, allowing the new addition to move independently of the existing structure during seismic activity. The decoupling of the addition also reduces the seismic forces in the existing building, providing superior seismic performance. An interstitial space between the existing roof and the new fourth floor provides transition space for MEP equipment and distribution of systems between floors. Relevance: Flexible planning, structural seismic base isolation, innovative solution to mitigate impact to existing tenants and operating clinical facilities. Awards / Achievements: LEED® Certification is anticipated.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO CAMPUS COMMUNITY CENTER SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA Project Manager This new 156,000 SF campus community center at the heart of the UCSF Mission Bay Campus was designed by Legorreta+Legorreta Architects in Mexico City, with MBT Architecture as Executive Architect. This new facility includes a fitness center with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, gymnasium, cardiovascular and strength training, and multipurpose rooms. Conference facility including 600 seat multi purpose assembly room, seminar rooms, videoconferencing, and business center. Also included are a student health clinic, retail, food service, and administrative and student offices. This project was completed in 2005. Relevance: Complex project program, integration with design architect, low-bid public works construction contract.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS, VETERINARY MEDICINE BUILDING 3B DAVIS, CALIFORNIA Project Architect The new four-story, 170,000 square foot building at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine provides facilities needed to support cutting-edge biomedical research programs. The research laboratories, support spaces and office areas are organized as suites to enhance cross disciplinary interaction and collaboration. The building also includes a BSL-3 suite, a freezer farm and a small-animal vivarium. The building design is a model of efficient space utilization, circulation/workflow, user comfort, laboratory environmental control and adaptability. The team used the Labs21 Environmental Performance Criteria as a design guide, with sustainable design strategies including active chilled beams and radiant cooling ceilings, daylighting, innovative building systems, and materials and landscaping. The project utilized an interactive Building Information Model (BIM) that enabled the users, campus planner, and campus architect to explore design options early and understand the relationship between the architecture, MEP and structural systems, and interiors. Relevance: Collaborative programming with innovative design and delivery systems. Awards / Achievements: LEEDÂŽ Gold Certification is anticipated.
CEDARS-SINAI ADVANCED HEALTH SCIENCES PAVILION (AHSP) LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA Lab Planner, Project Architect The translational 11-story, 820,000-sf AHSP integrates world-class patient care, medical research, and teaching in a highly collaborative environment. The facility serves as a gateway to Cedars-Sinaiâ€™s dense urban campus, breaking down traditional institutional boundaries by combining patient care, clinical offices, physician education and training, and research in one building, facilitating collaboration, communication, and rate of discovery between teaching, practice, and research. Flexibility exists at all levels. A wide connecting stair between these levels creates a gathering space that spurs interaction and collaboration. Clinic space and research lab space are in the same building, and hospital beds are within a block via a bridge link. These close relationships strengthen the teamwork required for successful translational work. This proximity also improves the experience for patients and research subjects: Within one building, they can see a doctor, have medical tests, be imaged, have their blood or tissue analyzed, and receive special treatments. The Simulation Lab provides hands-on education for both students and practitioners. It is equipped with training rooms, two simulated procedure rooms, a mock labor and delivery room, and an intensive care unit. Relevance: Translational clinical and medical research center, including campus planning. LEED Gold Certified
Integration of Diagnostics, Research, and Treatment
STANFORD MANAGEMENT COMPANY OFFICE BUILDING STANFORD UNIVERSITY PATHOLOGY BLOOD CENTER PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA Project Manager The Phase 1 new 120,000 SF core and shell building was designed for the Stanford Management Company to be highly flexible in order to accommodate speculative biological research, clinical, and corporate office functions. Phase 2 of the project included tenant improvements for Stanford Universityâ€™s School of Medicine clinical research Pathology Blood Center and academic research laboratory. The interiors were designed with plenty of natural daylight and all of the comforts of home to allow donors to relax while giving blood. Program spaces include blood drawing room, lab for organ matching, histology, academic research labs, support labs, offices, and break room. The Shell and Core was completed in 2001. The Pathology and Blood Center was completed in 2005. Relevance: Campus planning with phased construction, cost-effective design.
MERCK / ROSETTA SEATTLE, WASHINGTON Project Manager This 133,000 SF interior fit-out helped Merck move forward with itâ€™s goals of providing pharmaceutical products customized to match a patientâ€™s DNA. The building includes open and flexible new biological and chemical research laboratories, high throughput gene expression labs (HTGEL), RNA isolation and automated production laboratories, computer data center, cell and tissue culture, a cafeteria, and administrative offices. This project was completed in 2004. Relevance: Integration of Shell-Core and Tenant Improvements, Personalized Medicine.
ZYMOGENETICS EARL DAVIE BUILDING SEATTLE, WA Project Manager This project involves the expansion of the Earl Davie Building, a fully validated cGMP facility for Phase I and II clinical trials. Phase II is approximately 75,000 gsf of added R&D space and includes a new 18,000 gsf basement. The new program spaces include manufacturing support spaces such as QC labs, and cGMP materials management areas. The architectural character of the addition extends the identity of the first phase of the renovation. The fully completed building carries a strong contextual relationship to the community and adjacent Lake Union Steam Plant, a structure of historic significance restored by ZymoGenetics in 1994. Its partial location within a shoreline development area and narrow zoning height tolerances influenced the building's architectural composition. The material palette includes brick, metal panel, and poured-in-place concrete matching of the current building. New features include an outdoor terrace and modulated massing at the northern faรงade, which easily transition to the bordering wooded area and residential neighborhood. Relevance: cGMP pharmaceutical research and manufacturing with pilot scale-up.
APPLIED BIOSYSTEMS CORPORATE CAMPUS PLEASANTON, CALIFORNIA Project Manager This new 1,000,000 SF, 80-acre campus, was master-planned as a phased development. The facilities include prototypical chemical and biological open and flexible research laboratory super blocks, high throughput DNA and gene expression analysis, genotyping, proteomics, small molecule analysis, equipment assembly, hazardous materials storage, cafeteria, and a central utility plant. Phase 1 was completed in 2003. Relevance: Campus planning with phased construction, cost-effective design. Awards / Achievements: This project is LEEDÂŽ Silver Certified.
Prototype Plan Mixed-Use Super Block
1997 R&D Magazine Lab of the Year GENENCOR INTERNATIONAL CALIFORNIA TECHNOLOGY CENTER (CTC) PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA Project Architect and Project Manager This new 128,000 SF industrial biotechnology research facility includes scale-up 14L and 3000L fermentation and recovery high-bay pilot plants, open and flexible molecular and microbiology research labs, organic chemistry labs, media prep and glass wash, NMR, x-ray crystallography, data center, warehouse, auditorium, library, food service, and offices. This project was completed in 1998. Relevance: Campus planning with phased construction, cost-effective design. Industrial biotechnology with research and pilot scale-up facility. Awards / Achievements: Winner of the R&D Magazine â€œLab of the Yearâ€? awards program.
STANFORD MANAGEMENT COMPANY OFFICE BUILDING PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA Project Manager This new speculative 55,000 SF core and shell office building was built as an expansion to Genencor Internationalâ€™s California Technology Center completed one year prior. This project was completed in 1999. Relevance: Campus planning with phased construction, cost-effective design.
GENENTECH SINGAPORE MASTER PLAN SINGAPORE Project Principal and Project Manager The goal of Genentech’s Singapore Site Integration Master Plan was to create a consolidated campus environment and connect Genentech’s existing campus with the newly acquired LONZA campus. The Plan needed to accommodate immediate and long-term growth, as well as integrate key existing site features and respond to climatic conditions, circulation and program of spaces. The project goals included establishing defined pedestrian linkages between the two campuses and minimizing conflicts between vehicular and pedestrian movements; creating a unified identity through landscape features and signage; integrating existing utilities to minimize cost of relocation; providing common open spaces including landscaping with shade and comfort; and creating an urban frontage and visual access on the streets that abut the sites. A dense landscape of flowering trees and palms soften the site’s extensive vehicular paving, provide a visual guide to drop off and parking areas as well as along pedestrian circulation routes, and create intimate outdoor spaces. Relevance: Campus master planning, site design
SAMSUNG BIOLOGICS EDISON RESEARCH CENTER AND PILOT PLANT FREE ECONOMIC ZONE, SONGDO, SOUTH KOREA Project Principal and Project Manager Located in the Songdo Free Economic Zone (FEZ) south of Seoul South Korea, Samsung’s Edison Research Center completes phase 1 of Samsung Biologics Edison Project. This campus is a key component of Songdo’s ambitious vision of becoming a world-class metropolitan city. The new Research Center will occupy a highly visible corner with primary frontage between the Community Work Axis and Campus Axis – a heavily landscaped green corridor. Connecting directly to the first of five biopharmaceutical manufacturing plants, this new facility includes a bridge connecting the research and pilot plant facilities to the adjacent manufacturing plant to encourage technology transfer and scale-up. The research areas and pilot plant facility contain large windows, creating a comfortable and efficient environment, and putting the science on display to encourage collaboration. The program includes flexible biology labs, tissue and cell culture, purification, analysis, cell assay, and pilot plant. Amenity spaces include a cafeteria, auditorium, conference center, exhibition hall and fitness facility to serve the entire campus. 110,000 GSF. Relevance: Biopharmaceutical research and manufacturing, international design collaboration.
SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN DESIGN COMPETITION SINGAPORE Project Manager The vision for the new 2,300,000 GSF SUTD Campus will create a new campus for education of design and engineering students in Singapore. The design achieves porosity, lightness and interconnection, supporting a richly conceived intellectual and social network, dynamic and varied at every intersection and level of the plan. The intent is to create a richly flexible architectural and human framework for students and faculty, where discovery, excitement, hands-on learning, collaboration and interdisciplinary study are not only fostered but actively celebrated through transparency and spatial connectivity. Energy efficiency is a primary means of reducing carbon emissions and will be achieved through the overlay of multiple strategies such as the reduction of heat gain, maximized day lighting, maximized natural ventilation, use of phase change materials, liquid desiccant dehumidification and operational efficiencies achieved through building information systems, monitoring and commissioning. Alternative on-site power generation includes biomass from waste vegetation. Relevance: International Design Excellence Competition Awards / Achievements: Designed for Green Mark Platinum Certification Level.
JURONG HOSPITAL DESIGN COMPETITION SINGAPORE Project Manager Designed as the “hospital of the future”, Singapore’s new 1,400,000 GSF Jurong General and Community Hospital will continue a legacy of excellent healthcare delivery through high clinical quality and accurate diagnosis by evidence-based care. The building engages the power of the air and wind to purify the environment and cleanse both body and soul. The gardens are the organizational principle for the site that integrate the hospital into the Green City infrastructure. The gardens are outdoor healing environments, organic and alive, and, with their cycles of growth and decay, holistic, resonant metaphors for the stages of the healing process itself. The iconic form of the project is conceived to optimize energy use and to provide interactive garden experiences for both the Jurong community at the macro scale and for patients and their families at many different scales. Relevance: International Design Excellence Competition, hospital of the future. Awards / Achievements: Designed for Green Mark Platinum Certification Level.
POSCO VICEM RESEARCH CAMPUS VINH TUY, VIETNAM Project Manager Masterplanning and design for more than 2,000,000 sf of research, manufacturing, office, training, and living space for VICEM, Vietnamâ€™s largest cement manufacturing company. The vision for the new campus is to provide iconic, functional, and sustainable design. The site will promote pedestrian activity and encourage social interaction through exterior space creation and a connection to an urban park to the east. The new campus will be prominent in the Vinh Tuy skyline and will prominently feature the high-tech and innovative use of concrete as a building material. The research and training spaces are optimized to further the mission of VICEM as the leader in cement manufacturing. The campus will achieve high sustainability goals through the use of natural ventilation systems, a DOAS mechanical system, water collection and reuse, and daylighting. The site is zoned into 3 separate plots for each of the programmatic functions. The research facility includes a pilot plant for raw materials and batch production, a high-bay materials testing facility, climate testing and storage chambers, as well as nano-scale materials testing and imaging areas. The office and training facility will create a social building that fosters interaction and team-based work. The residential plot provides on-site housing for employees, students, and VIP visitors. Relevance: Management of International Design Team
GILEAD WORKPLACE DESIGN, BUILDINGS B353 AND NB324 FOSTER CITY, CALIFORNIA Project Principal Advanced workplace planning strategies for 150,000 GSF within two facilities to accommodate growth, enhance collaborative work, and increase efficiency and utilization of existing facilities. Building 353 included the renovation of an existing office building to support the new workplace model. Building 324 is a new research building accommodating 637 assigned seats / workstations, with associated collaboration space in the workplace environment. The program included development of office / workplace, meeting / collaboration space, collaborative circulation spaces, library, breakrooms, public space and reception area. Relevance: Advanced Workplace Design for Corporate Biotechnology
THERANOS HEADQUARTERS RESEARCH and cGMP PRODUCTION FACILITY PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA Project Principal and Project Manager Theranos is revolutionizing the way health information is collected, analyzed and communicated, transforming the way therapies and health-related information are developed and delivered to consumers. In response, our design reflects the companyâ€™s strong purpose-driven values: Simple, Perfection, Relentless, Revolutionary. Due to the high security and concern regarding intellectual property, the interior space development is simultaneously secure yet flexible, allowing collaboration among the research groups while protecting the sensitivity of confidential information and research. The design focuses on providing a healthy environment to reflect the clientâ€™s core objectives. The headquarters project accommodates 600 staff in research, leadership and administrative functions. This facility includes highly collaborative and flexible research labs, containment labs, office, cafeteria and dining facility, fitness facility, and accessory conferencing spaces. The Newark facility includes flexible research laboratories, containment and clean rooms, and large manufacturing and assembly suites for automatic process equipment. Relevance: Wet Labs and Computational Research, Tenant Improvements, Personalized Medicine.
AMGEN ASF2 and ASF4 DISCOVERY RESEARCH LABS SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA Project Principal and Project Manager In order to support continued growth for Amgenâ€™s South San Francisco campus, Phase 1 of the ASF4 biology and chemistry research project was designed to provide 45,000 GSF of new laboratories for the Metabolic Disorders Group accommodating approximately 85 new biology staff, as well as lab support, glass wash, data center, and office space. Phase 2 of the ASF2 building renovates a significant portion of the building with modern chemistry research labs. This project isa pilot for Amgenâ€™s new Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) process, with the entire project team forming a partnership at project conception. The project pushes the limits of BIM, lean project delivery concepts including pull scheduling and last planner, target value design, and a big room where all core project team members would work together to streamline project decision-making. LEED Silver Commercial Interiors (CI) certification and PG+E Savings by Design incentives were anticipated. Chilled beams, evaporative chillers, and ventilation heat recovery systems are a few of the sustainability strategies proposed. Relevance: Integrated project delivery, sustainable and flexible research tenant improvements.
A LOOP Plan Options
GENENTECH VIROLOGY DISEASE BIOLOGY AREA (NOT CONSTRUCTED) SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA Project Principal and Project Manager This project included the interior tenant improvements of approximately 177,000 gsf of space in recently constructed 3-story warm building shells at the East Jamie Court location developed by Alexandria Real Estate. Roche planned to relocate their existing Palo Alto Virology Disease Biology Area (DBA) to the Genentech campus in South San Francisco. This was the first project by Genentech following the acquisition and merger with Roche, and required the design team to develop new corporate design and construction standards for approval. The program included research laboratory space for the Roche DBLTs (Disease Biology Area Leadership Teams), Biology, Discovery Technology, Pharmaceutics, Chemical Synthesis, Chemistry, Group Research Information, Molecular Medicine, Non Clinical Safety/Management, as well as lab support space and other general building common spaces. LEED Silver Commercial Interiors (CI) certification and PG+E Savings by Design incentives were anticipated. Relevance: Sustainable and flexible research tenant improvements, heavy chemical use anticipated.
Level 3 West
Molecular Medicine Non Clinical Safety
Level 3 East
Disease Biology Leadership Discovery Technology Biology Chemical Synthesis Chemistry
Level 2 West
Level 2 East
Level 1 West
Level 1 East
LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CAMPUS REVITALIZATION FOSTER CITY, CALIFORNIA Project Principal and Project Manager Master plan to increase space utilization and efficiency by consolidating existing departments and functional groups into their central campus, enhancing employee satisfaction, and creating a more collaborative working environment. Evolving the existing workplace standards to smaller and more efficient offices and workstations required a careful Change Management process and engaging the user groups to define specific requirements and establish a new model to enhance utilization and adjacencies for better collaboration. The site development included the elimination of Lincoln Center Drive which separated the campus in two. The creation of a new landscaped pedestrian environment and a new Commons Lobby building was designed to enhance collaboration between buildings and create a new campus identity to the community. The project also included the design of a new model for engineering laboratory workstations, interior design for the Ion Torrent group, a new Knowledge Center Library including 21st century electronics, and upgrades to other employee amenities. Relevance: Masterplanning, change management, increased utilization, phased renovations.
PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY MALIBU, CALIFORNIA Project Manager and Architect This project included strategic facilities master planning to increase utilization of teaching laboratories, classrooms, and other facilities throughout the Pepperdine Malibu campus. Starting with a strategic facilities master planning to increase utilization of existing teaching and research laboratories, classrooms, and other facilities throughout the campus, Phase 1 of this project included a building addition to support 6 new classrooms and auditorium in the Rockwell Academic Center. Phase 2 of the project included renovation to approximately 20,000 SF of teaching and research labs, consolidating programs within the Keck Science Center, including Chemistry, Physics, NMR Imaging, Biology, Marine Biology, Physiology, Anatomy, and Nutrition. Relevance: Integration of teaching and research laboratory renovations based on utilization.
Masterplan / Utilization Based on Departments / Use Type
Masterplan / Utilization Study Based on Curriculum
CLOROX TECHNOLOGY CENTER PLEASANTON, CALIFORNIA Project Manager and Architect This project included strategic facilities master planning for the 250,000 SF campus, as well as research laboratory renovations for product development, quality control, home care, car care, and food products development groups spread among seven buildings at the Clorox Pleasanton campus. Phase 1 project completed in 2007 included interior renovations to dust and particulate research laboratories. Phase 2 projects include renovation to 50,000 SF of product and material development laboratories. A new entry building will create a new lobby for the facility, and establish new wayfinding patterns for the campus. Relevance: Masterplanning of existing research campus and phased renovations.
Clorox Occupant Evaluation / Goals
Attractive Space to Support Recruitment
Ideal Environment for Science
Capacity / Uncertain Growth
Focus on Collaboration
Parity and Consistency
Identity and Branding of Space
Lines of Business & Product Groups Building 2
Building 3, Level 3
Building 3, Level 2
Building 3, Level 1
Building 3, Basement
Building 3, 3rd Floor Renovation
Building 1 Replace portion of Building 1 with new 3 story structure, including new lobby, offices, auditorium, conference, and cafeteria. Use original drop-off and parking near Building 1 for visitors. Open-up the garden space for a stronger campus feel
Building 2 New Building 3 Entry
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION (NCIRE). SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA Project Manager, Project Architect The plans for this new 187,000 SF biomedical research laboratory on the UCSF / Veteranâ€™s Affairs campus included biological and chemistry labs, extensive underground imaging facilities, conference center, and parking garage. The project was designed to take advantage of the spectacular views of the Golden Gate, Marin Headlands, and the Coast. This project was not built. Relevance: Clinical and medical research center, including campus planning.
David Bendet, AIA, LEED AP BD+C 3032 Baker Street San Francisco, CA 94123 BendetD@gmail.com