Addgene, Cambridge, MA

Addgene is a global, non-profit organization that archives and distributes plasmids, while also providing free molecular biology resources for the scientific community.  They play a key role in helping scientists overcome logistical barriers to sharing and optimizing limited resources.

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R E Dinneen was retained to design new facilities for the young company.  Because the floor plan was “L” shaped, a main circulation street was designed with three major work groups organized around the spine.  Bright colors and patterns provide way-finding and identify work areas through a combination of open spaces and enclosed areas for those needing more quiet.  The café provides for group or individual lunches, informal lunches and company gatherings.

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