Life Science

Quantum-Si Completes First Phase of Connecticut HQ

Photos by Halkin Mason Photography, courtesy of Svigals + Partners

Branford, CT – Svigals + Partners announced the completion of the first phase of a new headquarters for protein sequencing company Quantum-Si in Branford. A ribbon-cutting was held recently to celebrate the milestone.

The new research laboratory and modern workplace, which will soon consolidate two prior facilities into a single, technologically advanced research base, is designed to provide a warm, inviting setting that merges the firm’s technical edge and crisp style with engaging art, branding, and collaborative work opportunities.

The multidisciplinary team at Svigals + Partners worked to create the highly efficient headquarters to meet all Quantum-Si’s needs, following a programming exercise and prior test-fit for the client in a different location. When fully built out the design firm’s work will extend to even more workspaces and dedicated facilities for employee training, storage, and warehouse area.

With this phase completed, nearly 20,000sf of space in the low-key, business park setting is opened to create the bright work setting, including common areas, private offices, and touchdown spaces. The space includes flexible lab benches and adjustable lighting systems, and highly efficient fume hoods and mechanical systems. Highlights include an instrument farm – a showpiece workspace of over 60 devices used in Quantum-Si’s research – as well as a microscope room, machine shop, and clean room for the company’s laser team. Other enclosed zones accommodate specialized areas for robotics, and tissue culture work. The 10,000sf of lab and research space include magnetic work and collaboration zones.

Crisp and clean elements are designed to enhance the sophisticated lab and research environments as well as new enclosed offices and varied collaboration zones, including phone booths, conference rooms, and common areas. Svigals + Partners introduces wood-look elements as a counterpoint to the company’s geometric, white-on-black brand motif.

The theme extends through other circulation areas as well as a breakroom, game room, and new restrooms, complementing Quantum-Si’s crisp, geometric brand identity with cool grey, blue, and white hues as well as metallic finishes accented by wood tones. In the collaboration zones, horizontal acoustic blades in dark finishes hang from the exposed ceiling. Perimeter offices and other destination zones take advantage of all available windows to brighten the workspaces with natural daylight.