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Bristol-Myers Squibb Project Earns ISPE Honors

Boston – The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) awarded the Biologics Development Building of Bristol-Myers Squibb, designed by ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge, with a global Facility of the Year Award in the Facilities Integration category.

Award-winning Bristol-Myers Squibb facilities / John Horner Photography

The award is for the integration of two facilities developed simultaneously on the Devens campus, the 230,000sf Biologics Development Building designed by ARC, and the 131,000sf Clinical Manufacturing Building designed by Clark, Richardson and Biskup.

The Bristol-Myers Squibb facilities were cited as an outstanding example of how to plan, design, and integrate new capabilities within an existing plant.


The Biologics Development Building (BDB) opened in January of 2016 as part of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s multi-phase master plan for the 89-acre Devens campus. The four-story BDB includes research labs and associated office spaces for approximately 200 employees on its first and second floors. A vacant third floor is designed for future expansion, and will house up to approximately 100 additional employees. The fourth-floor serves as a penthouse for utilities. The BDB received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver certification for its sustainable design.

The Facility of the Year Awards (FOYA) were presented at a ceremony held during ISPE’s Quality Manufacturing Conference in Arlington, VA.

“We are proud to honor the eight winners who not only share ISPE’s commitment to innovation, they also promote pharmaceutical manufacturing technology by demonstrating creativity and excellence in facility design, construction, and operations,” said John Bournas, ISPE CEO and President.

Established in 2004, The FOYA program recognizes state-of-the-art projects utilizing new, innovative technologies to improve the quality of products, reduce the cost of producing high-quality medicines, and demonstrate advances in project delivery. The FOYA program provides a platform for the pharmaceutical science and manufacturing industry to showcase its accomplishments while sharing the development of new applications of technology.