When people hear “cultivated pork,” they probably assume a meat processing plant. But they’d be very wrong. Given the intricacy and complexity of Fork & Good’s work, SGA designed a variety of spaces to create a mixed-use facility for the company’s team of biologists, physicists, engineers, food scientists, and business people. This includes a bioreactor room, tissue culture room, test room, cleaning room, and isolator room.
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Seventy percent of the facility is dedicated for laboratory research. Since the scientists and researcers are working with food, refrigerator and freezer units needed to be strategically placed throughout the lab.
While a bulk of the facility is for laboratory research, the facility also includes plenty of office space for collaborating.
Roughly a third of the facility is an open office environment that includes individual workspaces and private conference rooms.
Vertical transport is key
Elevators are a critical feature of the facility. This elevator bay is welcoming to both employees and visitors. In addition, the building includes a high-speed service elevator that connects labs to storage areas.