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Biogen Idec Research Campus
San Diego, California

  • Completed: 2004

  • Location: UTC, San Diego

  • Project Type: Office Campus

  • Size: 767,000 SF

  • LEED Rating: Silver

  • Architect: HOK

  • Contractor: Turner Construction

  • 12,000 SF Vivarium creating a state-of-the-art research center

  • Gourmet kitchen

  • 360 seat dining facility

  • Full service espresso bar and lounge

  • Fully equipped fitness center, outdoor volleyball court with BBQ area

The Biogen Idec Campus is an award-winning master planned campus that serves as the company’s global Cancer Research headquarters.


The people-oriented campus connects the interior office, research and lab functions via a glass bridge which crosses over the stream and landscaped Arroyo with views of a lake, walking trails and outdoor meeting areas. The campus design created exceptional indoor and outdoor placemaking to not only attract and retain world class talent but be sensitive to the environment and natural topography through the inclusion of “Green” bio-swales which treat rain and irrigation water run off all on site to support the reclaimed water irrigation system.


The Biogen Idec Campus given its scalability to support up to 1.2 million square feet, with all on site parking and state of the art amenities from food service, fitness, health and wellness and indoor/outdoor innovation/ collaboration areas transformed the San Diego life science industry.


Awarded "Project of the Year" by the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties


"Perhaps the most striking design element is the value that has been placed on natural light as an important way to reflect the value Biogen Idec puts on its employees and their comfort."

- The Daily Transcript

An award-winning master planned research campus with exceptional connection to its surrounding environment and topography.

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