The life science industry has been on everyone’s mind since the start of the COVID-19 global pandemic. We all became experts in epidemiology and have been anxiously awaiting vaccines to help us get back to some semblance of normalcy.
As a result, life sciences have been on a vertical trajectory, and the commercial real estate industry could not provide enough lab space for all the innovation and ideas percolating around.
Form4, an architecture firm based in San Francisco, has taken on this challenge and is helping developers and property owners to reimagine space, in some cases obsolete property, as centers of biotech innovation. James Tefend and Colin Mosher work on these projects every day, and their understanding of the industry is deep and broad.
Here’s what they have to say about life sciences and the journey ahead.