Research Triangle Park, NC
Monica Slaney: photographie:fourseven
GreenLight Biosciences is a company committed to ensuring sustainable global development with bioprocessed RNA. It develops bpRNA products in agricultural and health applications in collaboration with industry leaders, to pave the way for advancements in vaccine development, pandemic preparation, crop management and crop pesticides.
GreenLight retained O’Brien Atkins to test-fit, program, and assess an existing greenhouse space for conversion to 6,500 sf of laboratory and office space, within a shell building. Once the detailed program and test fit plans were developed, GreenLight approved the design team moving forward with design and construction documents for approximatley 2,400 GSF of office and 4,040 GSF of laboratory space in the existing 5 Laboratory Drive facility. A majority of the existing lab space was able to be reused.
To ensure visibility while maintaining each as separate entitities, a glass window was incorporated between the office and the lab space. The glass not only enables visual connection, it allows the entire office and lab space to open up and feel more spacious. The inspiration for the interior design was derived from the exterior views of the rows of trees right outside the windows. Both the lab and office boast spectacular views of greenery, aiding in the connection to the outdoors and nature.