Callison Architecture Launches Design Group Specializing in Life Sciences Facilities.SEATTLE -- Callison Architecture announces the formation of a group dedicated to providing planning and design services to the Life Sciences market. The team, which includes consultant specialists, will offer architectural, regulatory/compliance and engineering services for the full spectrum of biotechnology facilities: R&D laboratories, pilot plants, clinical and full cGMP manufacturing plants.
The Seattle-based firm has been providing technical expertise to the health and science industry for more than 15 years, including for clients such as the University of Washington, Pacific Northwest Research Institute The Pacific Northwest Research Institute is a private non-profit biomedical and clinical research institute in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. The current focus of the Institute is pioneering basic and clinical research to prevent diabetes, to arrest its development, to block and , Washington State University Washington State University, at Pullman; land-grant and state supported; chartered 1890, opened 1892 as an agriculture college. From 1905 to 1959 it was the State College of Washington. and Swedish Medical Center
Swedish Medical Center is a large nonprofit health care provider located in Seattle, Washington. . Callison is currently working with Sabey Corporation on the conversion of a historic hospital building on Seattle's Providence campus to accommodate state-of-the-art research laboratories.
"The highly specialized nature of these facilities makes it a perfect fit for Callison," explains Callison Principal Jim Rothwell. "With our strength in innovative healthcare, collaborative workplace design and technical facilities as well as our established track record for delivering business-driven solutions, we can bring the specialized attention life sciences clients require to bring their products to market."
The group will be lead by Michael O'Hara, AIA, who has joined Callison as an Associate Principal. O'Hara comes to Callison from Eichleay Engineers Inc. in Concord, California where he was Vice President and Director of Facilities. While with Eichleay, O'Hara was responsible for managing the facilities division specializing in biotech and pharmaceutical projects ranging from research and development laboratories and clinical pilot facilities to cGMP manufacturing facilities for clients such as Genentech, Inhale Therapeutics and Aradigm Corp. O'Hara holds a BA in architecture from the University of Illinois University of Illinois may refer to:
Callison provides planning and design services to retail, hospitality, residential, healthcare and corporate clients throughout the world. Based in Seattle, Callison is one of the largest architectural design firms in the United States with more than 400 professional staff. Callison's clients include Nordstrom, Inc., Gap, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Boeing, Hewlett-Packard, Nike, Guess, Sisters of Providence The Sisters of Providence are an order of Roman Catholic sisters founded in 1843 by Mother Emilie Gamelin. They are headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, and have missions in nations all over the world, including El Salvador, the Philippines, and the United States. , Seibu Department Stores of Japan, and General Growth Properties General Growth Properties (NYSE: GGP) is a publicly traded real estate investment trust in the United States. It is based in Chicago, Illinois. History
The company was founded by two brothers, Martin and Matthew Bucksbaum, in 1954. . Callison is a member, along with TVS and WATG, of Insight Alliance, a global alliance of design industry leaders. For more information, please visit our website at www.callison.com.