Office Space

Should you require a reference on any vendor below, please contact Sharon Morani at sharon@atlasventure.com

Overview

As you grow, you will likely need additional space outside of Atlas. Planning for this early will make the transition much smoother. Here you will find the Competitive Process Timeline to help in your initial planning process.  

Space Type & Size

Part of your planning will be figuring out just how much space and what kind of space you'll need.  (Percentage of office vs. lab)  If you will have a lab component of your new home, you'll want to start to fill in the equipment matrix as you decide what your lab needs will be. A sample can be found here and a template can be found here.  

Many of the Atlas companies choose to take shorter term leases with biotech incubators in the area.  There are many reasons for doing this including but not limited to, smaller up front costs, turnkey solutions, shared capabilities, limited financial liability, etc.  See a sample cost analysis of incubator vs. direct space here.  

Location

Another very important factor for your new space will be location. Kendall Sq./East Cambridge used to be the gold standard in biotech space.  Due to recent factors like, cost, low inventory, traffic, parking, etc. we've seen some biotechs migrate to other areas of Massachusetts. These new biotech clusters are located in Waltham, Watertown, the Seaport, Alewife, etc.

Please find a cost/analysis of not only rent but construction costs by cluster here.  There are 4 different sample size options, so if your looking for 7,000 sq/ft, 20,000 sq/ft or somewhere in between you'll be able to compare the locations to pin down what might be right for from a financial standpoint.  

vendors, resources, & templates

DENS Facility Services

Life Science Facility Maintenance & Management

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For more information contact:

JoshuaPhilbrook at joshua_philbrook@densfs.com or 978-394-2228

DENS Facility Services understands how to protect your facilities investment and minimize downtime.

We provide guidance and support services to all our clients.

·       Site search consultancy

·       Lease negotiations

·       Lease management

·       Tenant-landlord relations

·       Laboratory planning, procurement and construction

·       Laboratory renovation

·       Relocation

·       Service agreements for any and all facility operations

·       Laboratory infrastructure

·       Laboratory Maintenance

·       Regulatory assistance and code compliance for federal, state and local regulations

·       Licensed waste water treatment plant operations

Our clients benefit from our reputation, our know-how and the large amount of laboratory space we maintain and manage, allowing us to secure the most value for our clients from our vast network of high quality service companies.

Fletcher Martin Corporation

Project Management & Consulting

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For more information contact:

Michael Fletcher at fletcher@fletchermartincorp.com

You want to expand, move, or reorganize your facility or lab, but that is not easy. How will you find the time or manpower to do it and do it well? That’s where we come in. We can do everything from visiting potential lab spaces to coordinating with vendors and everything in between so you can focus on your work. Worried that we won’t have enough time to work on your project with everything else we do? We have a staff dedicated to project management who can handle everything your spatial change needs. With our help, you’ll save time and money without compromising quality. Our goal is your satisfaction in a highly functional space.

Hereva Consulting

Project Management, Construction Oversight & Consulting

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For more information contact:

Sylvia Beaulieu at sbeaulieu@hereva.com

To make your next project a success, you need a partner with the right technical knowledge and proven project management expertise. At Hereva, we understand the unique needs of the life science, manufacturing and technology industries—from cGMP requirements to what makes for a functional workspace. We’re problem solvers and strategic thinkers who bring financial accountability to every phase of your project and put your interests at the forefront of every interaction.

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RJ Donovan Group

Project Management & Consulting

For more information contact:

Rick Donovan at rick@rjdonovangroup.com

Triumvirate Environmental

Lab and Facility Services

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For more information contact:

Andrew Bower at abower@triumvirate.com or 617-599-6256

Experience matters when it comes to lab and facility services.We have the best problem solvers in the industry and the flexibility to manage the most difficult projects. Our team is highly educated, trained, and qualified to solve your environmental challenges.

·       Emergency Response

·       Biological Decontamination Services

·       Lab Moves

·       Chemical Inventory Management

·       Facility Cleanup, Decontamination & Closure

·       Remediation Services

·       Vacuum Truck Services

·       Wastewater Services

·       Tank Services

·       Preventive Maintenance

Venture Forward Partners

Laboratory Support Consultants

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Venture Forward focuses on working with early to mid-stage life science companies by providing operational and project management support where needed. We assist with site selection, relocation services, daily lab management support, lab planning and construction management.

For more information contact:

Kyle Abbott at kabbott@ventureforwardpartners.com

DPS Group

Construction Management

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For more information contact:

Eddie Skillington at Eddie.Skillington@dpsgroupglobal.com

The DPS Boston office offers specialty architectural,engineering and construction services to bioscience, microelectronics and specialty chemicals clients. Our highly specialized teams design and build facilities that turn our clients’ innovations into life-saving, life-enhancing products. More than 85% of our business comes from existing clients; testament to the trust and confidence DPS earns from the companies and people we work with. 

DPS often partners with our Boston-based architectural affiliate TRIA Design—a principal-led firm offering specialized architecture and design services to scientific and technology organizations.

J. Calnan & Associates

Construction Management

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For more information contact:

Jay Calnan at jcalnan@jcalnan.com or 617-801-0200

To make your next project a success, you need a partner with the right technical knowledge and proven project management ex JC&A is a construction management firm at its core, but more importantly we develop solutions to satisfy clients’ distinct business objectives. We are sophisticated enough to work with Fortune 100 companies and emerging R&D firms yet we remain a grounded, nimble, innovative group of uniquely talented professionals. We recognize the importance of developing and fostering a culture that is continuously improving and embracing emerging technologies.

R. E. Dinneen

Architects & Planners

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For more information contact:

MattO’Brien at mobrien@redap.com or 617-227-7727

Founded in 1982, REDAP has a track record of providing exceptional Architectural and Interior Design services to all our clients.Specializing in the Life Sciences, Academic, and Corporate Interiors, our focus is to be a partner in our clients’ success through the disciplined and creative application of our vast experience to create projects of lasting value. Located in Boston’s Historic North End, we are within easy reach of the City’s major Innovation Centers, University Campuses and Business Districts, allowing us fast access to a great number of our projects. We are a regional firm with the majority of our clients in the New England area.

The Richmond Group

Construction Management

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For more information contact:

Dave Mello at dmello@therichmondgroup.com or 508-589-7742

Since its inception in 1991, The Richmond Group has focusedon building specific skills and expertise dedicated to servicing life sciences.Our team has become experts in this market and we are proud to offer the mosttechnically knowledgeable and experienced staff in the industry. We bring overtwo decades of experience to every project ensuring flexible, cost-effectivefacilities designed to meet the specific needs of each company's growth.

Our mission is to improve the traditional design and constructionmodel by planning for the task ahead. We believe that projects succeed in anenvironment where all disciplines collaborate to deliver for today's needs andfor future expansion.

The Richmond Group is 100% dedicated to providingbest-in-class preconstruction and construction services with a singular focuson the life-science market.

Siena Construction

Construction Management

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For more information contact:

Philip Pavlovich at ppavlovich@sienaconstruction.com

We are part of an exciting process where owners, developers,architects, engineers, contractors, and vendors work in concert to create places for people to live, play, heal, work and celebrate.

Tria Design

Architecture & Design

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We are part of an exciting process where owners, developers,architects, engineers, contractors, and vendors work in concert to create places for people to live, play, heal, work and celebrate. Having designed award-winning work spaces for clients from Biogen and Novartis to Sanofi, P&G, and Takeda, we set high expectations—and challenge ourselves to exceed them every day.

We put as much value on approaching projects with precision and logic as we do on developing relationships. We know from extensive experience that understanding both the technical requirements of a space and the needs of the people who will occupy it are equally as important. It’s what makes the final outcome of the space really work for our clients.

Environmental Health, Inc.

Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S)

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For more information contact:

Michele Pitoniak-Crawford at mpcrawford1@yahoo.com

Providing EH&S Support to the Life Sciences,Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Industries

Michele Pitoniak Crawford, MPH, CHMM is the director of the BioSciences Group for Environmental Health Inc. (EHI), specializing in all aspects of environmental and occupational health and safety program evaluation,development, and management for clients in the life sciences and university research sectors. She comes with over 20 years of experience providing technical support and training in hazardous waste program evaluation and management, laboratory safety, transportation of hazardous materials(biological, radioactive, and chemical), radiation program management,bio-safety (including rDNA and BBP), wastewater permitting, hazard assessments,indoor air quality, respiratory protection training and fit testing, and an extensive knowledge of OSHA compliance procedures. 

Safety Partners

Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S)

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For more information contact:

Lauren Laidlaw at LLaidlaw@safetypartnersinc.com or 781-222-1022 x54

Customized programs. Right sized results.

We keep employees safe, labs compliant, and operations running smoothly – from startups moving into their first labs to world-wide companies in need of additional support.

Safety Partners’ Consulting Safety Officers leverage their own science backgrounds to deliver environmental health and safety (EHS)programs to life science and technology companies across Massachusetts and New York.  We understand the intricacies of the life science EHS space and customize solutions that are the right fit for each client.

Safety Partners is a cornerstone of the Massachusetts life science industry. We continue to grow, bringing our knowledge and experience in EHS and industrial hygiene across industries and across the country.

Triumvirate Environmental

Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S)

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For more information contact:

AndrewBower at abower@triumvirate.com or 617-599-6256

We provide full turnkey environmental, health, and safetyprograms, staff augmentation, and à la carte EHS support services to help youkeep your organization compliant, safe, and sustainable.

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