Timberline Renovates Sarepta HQ

Cambridge, MA – Sarepta Therapeutics, a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company, recently expanded its headquarters in Cambridge by acquiring two additional floors at the historic Athenaeum Press Building.

Sarepta Therapeutics staircase

Timberline Construction successfully completed the 58,000sf logistically complex renovation. The project features a three-tier waterfall into a 20-foot koi fish pond, a visually stunning green wall, two 26×26-foot skylights, and an interconnecting monumental staircase between two floors. The space also includes open concept office areas, conference space, huddle rooms, a catering and servery area, and café.

Sarepta Therapeutics interior

The third and fourth floors now boast 12,000sf of conference space containing three planar video walls (6.5 feet x 16.5 feet) with two Modernfold partitions and Pulp switch glass.

Timberline managed this high-end renovation hand in hand with R.E. Dinneen Architects & Planners, DPS Group, and CBRE.

The Timberline team tightly coordinated all construction with Sarepta and the landlord, due to high pedestrian traffic.

Sarepta Therapeutics conference space

To support the expanded operations for Sarepta, the project also included strict shutdowns and tie-ins for new mechanical systems.

The new equipment on the rooftop of the Athenaeum Press Building includes two generators, two 500+ MBH RTUs and two 600+ MBH RTUs, along with the associated structural steel dunnage.

Timberline has kept pace with Sarepta’s growth with renovations and expansions on four floors of its headquarters located at 215 First St. To date, Timberline has completed over 90,000sf  of interior renovations within this building to expand Sarepta’s office and laboratory space. It also has completed substantial work at the campus in Andover, including a laboratory addition, interior renovations and infrastructure upgrades.

Robert Fay, senior director of facilities and capital assets for Sarepta Therapeutics noted, “I direct all aspects of facilities operations and construction for Sarepta and it is paramount to have a true partnership with a highly-skilled and reliable construction manager. Timberline is that partner. The construction efforts to our headquarters in Cambridge have been a massive undertaking and the Timberline team has been a key contributor to achieving our vision and goals. I look forward to our next project!”

Bob Johnston, managing partner for R E Dinneen Architects & Planners said, “Successful project execution demands an active partnership between all stakeholders. Timberline always adds substantive value to problem solving and is a true partner to the process.”

Timberline’s executive VP and partner, Tim McManus, provided complete executive oversight from preconstruction through closeout. Field operations were led by Keith Pearson, senior superintendent, and the project management was overseen by Marc Bullio, senior project manager; and Connor Mahoney, assistant project manager.


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