The Richmond Group announces the appointment of Joe Kazlauskas to Vice President of Engineering. Joe will bring his 30+ years of serving the technical needs of the Eastern Massachusetts Life Science community and will enhance Richmond’s planning and construction services.
Joe has spent the last 25 years at AHA beginning as a lead engineer and advancing through multiple roles with increasing responsibilities culminating with his role as Senior Partner of AHA Engineers, Inc. Joe’s projects include the re-positioning of 200 and 400 Technology Square, Pfizer, Takeda, and Vertex. As a veteran of the Life Science construction industry, Joe brings strong project management acumen to his area of MEP systems. His focus has been on conceptual and detailed engineering for infrastructure evaluation in the Greater Boston real estate industry.
Joe is elated to come full circle to where his roots in the industry began, construction. “We’ve worked together for years, and I am looking forward to working together for many more” said Joe. His expertise will add great value to The Richmond Team and their clients. “The relationship is a natural fit to Richmond’s approach to client service,” said Steve Carbonneau, President of The Richmond Group.
Recently Completed Projects
The new 17,000 SF facility houses an open office work environment, multiple huddle and conference rooms, a café to serve as all-hand meeting area as well as an after-hours fun area, and BL1, BL2, and other critical research areas. The team leveraged base building infrastructure and augmented where appropriate to achieve redundancy requirements. Oncorus now has a headquarters where they can continue to develop a next-generation immunotherapy platform to treat cancer.
The 59,000 SF space houses a completely flexible lab environment, ample conference space, tiered seating meeting room, and an exposed-ceiling office design concept. The exterior of the buildings were updated using a variety of materials to unify the multiple structures into one cohesive look for the building. Editas now has an exciting space that can engage their mission of developing, transformative medicine for patients suffering from serious diseases.
The additional 74,000 SF of office and labs were created to reflect the company’s culture. Modern lab space and unique amenities that encourage collaboration, accessibility, engagement, and fun. This included a fitness center, conference rooms, cafeteria, huddle areas, standing work areas, and window seating with extensive open space and glass construction. Agios’ corporate headquarters now supports their passion as collaborators and scientific leaders.
Transformed the space they were occupying as a temporary solution to their new “Innovation Space”. The team was tasked to create a space that would allow for collaborative and innovative thinking. The final design rendition captured the essence of the vibrant work space to meet their objective and consisted of a main conference room with glass walls, surrounded by several small seating areas intended for small group collaboration. This space boasts several unique design features that offer a fresh feel. The bright colors distinctly delineate the common areas from the adjacent offices and lab areas. Exceptional architectural features like FilzFelt hanging walls and laminated wooden tree-like structures were custom made and assembled in small clusters to resemble groves of trees. This new space will provide Foundation Medicine the platform to continue their mission of “empowering the work and research of everyone engaged in the fight against cancer”.
25,000 SF of lab and office built in ten weeks. The new space includes G&A space, biology space and a small BL3 lab. BL3 has its own kill station, stainless steel emergency shower and stainless steel casework. Large open kitchen, multiple conference rooms, numerous monitors and state of the art IT/Teledata setups. Labs consist of Cell Culture Labs, Virus lab, FACs lab and 1 large open lab.