Life Science


Abcam, a global innovator in life sciences reagents and tools, opens a beautiful new site in Waltham, MA supporting accelerated growth of R&D, manufacturing, and commercial activities.

round white table with pink upholstered chairs

A New Space with Room to Grow

Abcam’s new facility is a central component of their growth in the US, reinforcing its commitment to support the research and biopharma sector globally. The space serves as a hub for the Company’s R&D and commercial activities in the region and more than doubles Abcam’s capacity from its previous site in Cambridge, MA. With exciting growth ahead, the site is expected to eventually house more than 300 employees.

Science on Display

DIRTT supported Abcam’s vision of a ‘Science on Display’ feel in the office with the installation of glass walls separating the lab from the workstation area. Employees can easily see their colleagues at work in the lab, creating a collaborative environment. Additionally, DIRTT fulfilled Abcam’s desire to integrate a room reservation scheduling system into the framing of the walls.

Flexible Work Spaces

Designed to support collaboration that fuels employee’s innovation, conference and huddle rooms offer gathering areas for groups of all sizes. When in need of a space for a phone call or a small group meeting, single and double wide Framery booths are scattered throughout the office. Workstation clusters give employees flexibility with a combination of fixed and height adjustable desks.

A Punch of Color

The design of the space mirrors a recently opened purpose-built UK headquarters with clean and efficient working areas punctuated with bright accents of color on the seating. Vibrant planters are also featured at the ends of workstation clusters basking in the sun from the massive skylight.

TRIA Architecture & Design
Project Management Firm
Workstations, Private Offices, Ancillary
Prefabricated Interior Walls
Phone Booths