Synthetic Genomics

SYNTHETIC GENOMICS INC.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT FACILITY
San Diego, California

Client
Synthetic Genomics
Completion
Professional Services: 2010
Construction: 2010
Project Cost
$1.9 million
Project Size
8,600 sf
Services
Masterplanning, Architecture, Programming, Laboratory Design, City Entitlements, Construction Documentation, and Construction Administration

Project Info.
Synthetic Genomics Inc. is creating genomic-driven commercial solutions to revolutionize many industries. In partnership with EXXON Mobil, Synthetic genomics is launching a significant new program to research and develop next-generation bio-fuels; fuels from photosynthetic algae. This is part of an ongoing commitment to advance breakthrough energy technologies and help address the world’s long term energy challenges. Meeting the world’s growing energy demand will require a multitude of sources. Bio-fuel from algae could be a meaningful part of the solution in the future because of its potential as an economically viable, low emissions transportation fuel.
This 8,600 s.f. greenhouse facility supports the current and future research for Synthetic Genomics, Inc. and sits on a mesa edge within an established science park in San Diego Ca. The facility also contains a 2,160 sf “Head House” within the main Greenhouse area to serve as adjacent research and development lab. The “Head House” contains an analytical lab, culture lab, autoclave support area, and an adjacent wet processing area. The greenhouse structure is designed to maximize flexibility and sunlight for a wide variety of testing conditions. The project was designed in conjunction with a selected specialty greenhouse vendor to optimize efficiency and cost effectiveness.