Somerville, MA – A nine-story, 290,000sf life sciences building designed by SGA, a Boston and New York City-based architecture firm, recently held a topping off ceremony in Somerville.
Shawmut Design and Construction is the general contractor, and Hashim Sarkis Studios is the design architect. The property, located at 101 South Street in Boynton Yards, is developed by DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners and Leggat McCall Properties. The building broke ground in June 2019 and is slated for completion in summer of 2021.
101 South Street is Somerville’s first life sciences building, which will provide state-of-the-art lab space geared towards emerging life sciences companies. The building, which will include first floor retail, community art spaces and a four-level underground parking garage, will achieve LEED Gold and WiredScore Platinum certifications.
Upon completion, the building will include advanced wet and dry R&D labs and column free, 35,000sf floor plates for unique and maximum flexibility. It will also feature a below grade parking garage for 250 vehicles, indoor bike storage, and a two-story lobby complete with retail space overlooking abundant public green areas and walking area.
“We’re very excited that this SGA-designed building reached its topping off milestones despite the COVID-19 pandemic, and is on track for completion in summer 2021,” said John Sullivan AIA, partner and director of architecture at SGA.