ima Projects in the News: Biotech Campus in South San Francisco


ima’s project at 213 East Grand Avenue comes online in early 2019. ima is providing landscape architecture for this collaborative science and technology campus in bustling Southern San Francisco. The gathering spaces were designed to create locations to for both informal meetings and staff recreation, taking into account personal comfort for the significant microclimates near the bay. Windbreaks, bosques and other protective spaces were used to ensure engagement in outdoor amenities. Read the full article published by Bisnow below:

Bay Area Life Science Construction Boom To Continue

Before construction had even begun on Alexandria Real Estate Equities’ latest project in South San Francisco, it secured a long-term, full-building lease from Merck for 213 East Grand Ave (rendering above). Alexandria will begin construction on the 294k SF building early this year and the firm expects the building to be completed early 2019. The building will target LEED Platinum certification. “We’re seeing a real renaissance in scientific discoveries and new medicines and a genomic revolution,” Alexandria Real Estate Equities COO and regional market director of San Francisco Steve Richardson told Bisnow. Richardson said there’s also been an awakening within the philanthropic community, which has led to more funding toward developing new medical breakthroughs.

January 04, 2017
Julie Littman, Bisnow Bay Area