Novartis, Department of Molecular Pathology Office Renovation

  • Project Type:Office Renovation
  • Owner:Novartis
  • Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Architect:CBT Architects
  • Engineer:BR+A
  • Project Dates:Spring 2012

DCBA performed both preconstruction and construction for this fast-tracked project, which was completed within five weeks in order to meet the client’s tight timeline. Preconstruction services included constructability reviews, cost studies (e.g., value engineering) to ensure Novartis’ budget needs were met, and procurement of long lead materials. Renovation began with the demolition of an extant office suite in order to accommodate the new open space layout. Construction was completed while the building and adjacent spaces were occupied. Modifications included new round conference rooms, glazing entrance systems, raised flooring, custom millwork, and radius glass. Mechanical, electrical, HVAC, and telecommunication upgrades were completed to accommodate the new space.