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Spark Therapeutics, Corporate Headquarters & Research Facility

A relocation to meet the needs of the future

Spark Therapeutics lobby

To meet the growing needs of its expanding business, Spark Therapeutics intended to develop a new CorporateHeadquarters and ResearchFacility in downtown Philadelphia at One Drexel Plaza – a historic landmark building.

Jacobs led the design, planning and multidiscipline coordination for the relocation.


square feet of lab space


square feet of office/meeting/ amenity space


square feet of building support and core on the second floor


 square feet on the garden level

Inside Spark Therapeutics’ new headquarters

 Spark Therapeutics’ new headquarters
 Spark Therapeutics’ new headquarters

Spark Therapeutics’ relocation gives morespace to the laboratory functionswith approximately 22,700-square-feet of labspace, 14,800-square-feet of office/meeting/amenity space and an additional11,200-square-feet of building support andcore on the second floor and 9,000-square-feet on the garden level.

Design and engineering includedthe feasibility study, concept design,detailed design phasesand theimplementation of innovativelab design concepts integratedwith associated office, study andamenity spaces.

The lab area is intended to be afree-flowing space, as open aspossible with clear sight lines andlogical circulation. The partitionthat separates the open lab fromthe offices is to be full height glass.

Some closed labs will have partitionsof full height glass to afford optimalviews to the exterior whereverpossible. Suspended acousticaltile ceiling will accommodate lightfixtures, diffusers and overheadlab utilities service panels as well asaccess to services and mechanicalruns to which services can beconnected or disconnected for future equipment change-outs.