Ware Malcomb Announces Groundbreaking on New Stemcyte Facility
LOS ANGELES, California (July 24, 2014) – Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm based in Southern California, today announced that construction has begun on a new 48,000 square foot facility for StemCyte, a specialized provider of umbilical cord blood collection, processing and storage. Ware Malcomb provided interior and architecture design services for the company’s relocation and tenant improvement of the facility located at 13800 Live Oak Avenue in Baldwin Park, Calif.
Construction is expected to be complete by October 2014. StemCyte is relocating from its current location at 1589 West Industrial Park Street in Covina into the new, larger facility in Baldwin Park in order to accommodate the company’s anticipated growth over the next 10 years.
In addition to 15,000 square feet of office space, the new facility includes a large-scale cleanroom, cryogenic storage, state-of-the-art product processing and storage areas, warehouse, shipping/receiving area, learning center, and liquid nitrogen tank storage and distribution space. The new facility will also allow StemCyte to improve its distribution channels with five dock-high doors and one ground-level door. The Baldwin Park facility was built in 1987 and has 24-foot clear height, 800 amps (277/480 volts), and 93 parking spaces.
“In any tenant improvement project, we strive to preserve the best aspects of an existing structure while infusing it with new life,” said Anita Makwana, Director, Interior Architecture and Design for Ware Malcomb’s Los Angeles office. “Our goal was to design a facility that meets all of StemCyte’s technical specifications, while at the same time transforming the space into an inviting environment for the employees who come to work there every day.”
About Ware Malcomb (waremalcomb.com)
Ware Malcomb offers planning, architecture, interior design, graphic design and civil engineering services to commercial
real estate and corporate clients. Established in 1972, Ware Malcomb is an international design firm with 15 office locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Panama. The firm specializes in the design of commercial office, industrial, science & technology, healthcare, retail, auto dealerships, public/educational facilities and renovation projects. Ware Malcomb was among the top 25 architectural firms in Engineering News-Record’s national ranking of the Top 500 Design Firms of 2014, while the firm’s interior design group was recognized as one the nation’s 2014 Top 100 Giants in Interior Design magazine.
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Anita Makwana | Director, Interior Architecture & Design