Biopharmaceutical start-up Intarcia has been growing swiftly in the last few years as the company works to develop its ground-breaking Medici drug delivery system and medicines for major chronic diseases like diabetes, obesity, auto-immune conditions and HIV prevention. In relocating its California headquarters to Boston, Intarcia wanted its new space to make a bold statement about the company’s work, its culture and its future.
The new, flexible workspace—equipped with state-of-the-art technology and moveable walls—allows the firm to host companywide gatherings as well as close off conference space for private meetings. A customer experience suite provides a space to display and demonstrate their product for staff, investors and advisors as well as film training and marketing videos. Intarcia commissioned custom artwork for the space that reflects the important work they do to unlock life’s possibilities for patients. These pieces, centered on the symbol of a “key,” are designed in coves and specially lit as if in an art gallery and are used to link work zones, promote circulation and inspire employees, customers and investors.
The resulting space is helping the firm meet its goals and position itself as a major player in Boston’s competitive life sciences market. As CEO Kurt Graves noted, “I couldn’t be happier with the end product and the result it’s having on our people and our mission.”
One Marina Park Drive, Boston, MA
"Our new headquarters is transforming the way we work, improving the well-being of our associates. We wanted to create - and with Elkus Manfredi and Structure Tone we achieved - a shining example of an environment that encourages healthy behaviors, collaboration, innovation and sustainability." - Donald DiPanfilo, VP, Corporate Real Estate and Administrative Services, BCBSMA