Manufacturing Design Wins Facility of the Future

TRIA Moderna / photo by Richard Hilgendorf

Norwood, MA – DPS Group, a privately owned, global consulting firm, and design affiliate TRIA, a partner-led architecture firm, announced that their design of a new clinical development manufacturing facility for Moderna has won the ISPE 2019 Facility of the Year Award in the Facility of the Future category.

ISPE’s Facility of the Year Awards is the premier global awards program recognizing innovation and creativity in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturing industries.

TRIA Moderna clinical manufacturing corridor / photo by Richard Hilgendorff

Announced at the 2019 ISPE Europe Annual Conference in Dublin, on April 2, the award-winning projects set the standard for pharmaceutical facilities of the future by demonstrating excellence in facility design, construction, and operations.

DPS and TRIA provided full architectural, engineering design, and project management services for Moderna’s new 200,000sf Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) mRNA clinical manufacturing facility in Norwood, Mass.

DPS TRIA Moderna campus overview /photo courtesy of Moderna

Designed and built on a two-year, fast-tracked schedule, Moderna’s technically complex facility was also designed to achieve LEED certification.

The project team included: project architect and engineer of record, DPS Group; lab architect and interior designer, TRIA; construction manager, Wise Construction; owner’s rep, Hereva Consultants; Validation, ValSource; structural engineer, Pare Corporation; civil engineer, Kelly Engineering; MEP startup coordination and operations, 42 North Solutions; code compliance consultant, Jenson Hughes; and landlord, Alexandria Real Estate.