Alliance Pharmaceuticals

San Diego, California
Alliance Pharmaceutical
Professional Services:
Project Cost
$3 million
Project Size
33,000 sf
Architecture, Programming, Space Planning, Interior Design, Construction Documentation, and Construction Administration.

Project Info.
Alliance Pharmaceutical is a 33,000 sf corporate office facility in San Diego. The facility houses the corporate offices for Alliance Pharmaceutical Corporation, a pharmaceutical-research and light-manufacturing firm with offices in San Diego and Boston. This project is based on a pure idealistic version of “open office”. There are no walls or furniture partitions and all of the furniture is on wheels. The components are all carefully arranged to orient the occupant’s visual access away from his/her adjacent neighbors and the ceiling system is designed to absorb ambient noise.  This concept was used to respond to a growing concern that a maze of individual offices impedes creative interaction and teaming type philosophies—as well, it is a costly inflexible use of real estate.  Since a large number of Alliance staff members travel for work, in-office staff has the ability to use any empty work station – reducing the overall amount to work stations by one-third.  The project encompasses large amounts of natural light and a view of the outside environment is virtually unimpeded.  A wine and cappuccino bar serve as an ideal hub for brainstorming sessions.