Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.

New Corporate Headquarters

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26 N. Euclid Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101

PROJECT COST: Confidential

Project Highlights:
New Entitlement • Ground-up Construction • Cast-in-Place Concrete Structure • MEP • Curtain Wall & Waterproofing Design Assist • PoE Lighting & Door Hardware • Intelligent Building • Robust Low Voltage Systems • Office/Amenities/Lab • LEED and WELL Building Platinum Certifications


This new ground-up development in the heart of oldtown, downtown Pasadena California, now serves as a new corporate headquarters. This 88,000 square foot cast-in-place concrete building is 5-stories tall, with 4-levels of below-grade parking. The building consists of a first-floor research laboratory, second floor amenities block for conferencing and food service, and three working floors.

The project design team consisted of Gensler (Architect – San Francisco), Rockwell Group (Interior Design – New York), Glumac (MEP Engineering – San Francisco), Arup (Structural – San Francisco), Kimley-Horn (Civil – Los Angeles), and Rios Clementi Hale (Landscape – Los Angeles). DPR Construction was the general contractor, based in Pasadena, who managed a separate Core & Shell and Tenant Improvement GMP contract.

The skin system was intricate in that it introduced glass, wood frames, and terracotta. The goal of this skin system was for the building to blend with the historic downtown architecture, while presenting itself as a modern headquarters building. The building structural design was focused on allowing for open floor plates, lending itself to a maximum flexibility for densification, where flexibility and sustainability were common themes. High-end finishes rounded out the interior design, from extensive glazing systems, to high-end furnishings, millwork, and art.

Features of this building include:

  • PoE lighting
  • PoE door hardware
  • Intelligent Building (single pane of glass interface)
  • Electro-chromatic glass on interior partitions & skylight
  • Automated Mechoshades on all perimeter Windows
  • Raised flooring on all working floor
  • Direct dispatch elevator core
  • 48-EV charging station (all remaining stalls are pre-piped)
  • Rooftop photovoltaics
  • IP-based A/V systems
  • 110 surveillance cameras and facial recognition software
  • Cellular DAS and WAP coverage across all 9-levels

The building is certified WiredScore Platinum and is in the process of achieving LEED and WELL Building Standard Platinum certifications.

Intersect’s role was nearly 4-years in duration and included assisting during the entitlement process, design consultant oversight, construction management, cost and schedule management, and quality compliance. Intersect took the lead on managing all aspects of building Technology, leading the development and execution of the PoE systems and intelligent building system.

Takeda California

2nd Floor Office Buildout

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10275 Science Center Dr.
San Diego, CA 92121

PROJECT COST: $2.5M Contract Value

Project Highlights:
Complete Gut • Office TI • Breakroom • Lobby Upgrades

Jack in the Box, Inc.

Corp HQ Expansion & Remodel

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9330 Balboa Ave.
San Diego, CA 92123

PROJECT COST: $7M Contract Value

Project Highlights:
Asbestos Abatement • ADA Upgrades • Added 2nd Floor Mezzanine • Data Center Refresh • New Interior Finishes • New Jack in the Box Restaurant Amenity


This 40-year old 150,000 SF corporate headquarters building was in dire need of a complete refresh to remain relevant for retaining and recruiting talent. Additionally, to properly address headcount, an office reorganization and expansion was necessary to improve adjacency and density efficiencies.

To achieve these goals, it was necessary to immediately execute the abatement of asbestos containing materials, in order to advance construction activities. As a condition of the work, ADA compliance was required to be met at existing restrooms, as well as at the building entry. The construction of a new 2nd floor mezzanine structure was completed to allow for additional office space. As part of this tenant improvement, a major data center and infrastructure refresh was completed in order to modernize the corporate data center that supports their restaurants nation-wide. Not only was this refresh (build) focused on a cold-aisle solution, new CRAC units and redundant electrical infrastructure was provided, with a new FM200 fire suppression system with early smoke detection capability. Finally, a new restaurant amenity was constructed within the building, to mimic a modern JIB restaurant.

Celgene Corp. – San Diego

Regional Headquarters Relocation

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10300 Campus Point Dr.
San Diego, CA 92121

PROJECT COST: $40M Contract Value

Project Highlights:
Remote Management • MEP Design-Assist • GC RFP • Vivarium • Data Center w/ In-Row Cooling • Evaporative Chiller • LEED Gold


This 150,000 SF tenant improvement was a result of Celgene’s regional headquarters relocating to a modern and right-sized facility. Due to economic conditions, this was the largest scale life science project going on in San Diego, at the time. With Leadership at Celgene’s corporate headquarters in New Jersey, project management maintained a very high level of coordination with local user groups, while supporting communication protocols with Leadership to advance large decisions, and report on budget and schedule status. This facility includes a luxurious 2-story thru-lobby, office space, intense biology and chemistry lab functions, a large vivarium, and a data center. This project obtained LEED Gold certification.

Inception Sciences

Corporate Relocation & Remodel

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6175 Nancy Ridge Dr.
San Diego, CA 92121

PROJECT COST: $8M Contract Value

Project Highlights:
C&S Improvements • Turnkey TI • Biology/Chemistry/Vivarium • New MEP Systems • Mezzanine Build for Office & Equipment • Exterior Improvements


This existing 30,000 sf tilt-up building was intended to serve as Inception’s new home. The project was managed in two separate projects, a C&S project and a turnkey TI project specifically for Inception Sciences. The C&S effort included the replacement of perimeter glazing, installation of ipe wood treatments at key areas, all new landscaping, a new roof, and new interior stairs to support newly constructed mezzanine structures. The TI focused on the development of biology and chemistry lab space, a new vivarium, open office and meeting space, and break area.

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

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6400 Sanger Road
Orlando, FL 32827

PROJECT COST: $145M Contract Value

Project Highlights:
Satellite Scientific Research Facility • Ground-up Development • State, County, and City Financial Incentive & Agreements • Development Agreement • Chilled Water from Orlando Utility Commission


Repeat Work with this Client Includes:

a. Orlando Facility – 175,000 SF new development at Lake Nona, FL. The building included biology and chemistry labs, an ultra-high throughput screening center, vivarium, office, and amenity space. Achieved LEED Gold Certification.

b. Orlando Temporary Facility – A 16,000 SF temporary lab and office space converted from a former call center.

c. La Jolla Bldg 10 Lab Tenant Improvement – 8,500 SF office to lab conversion delivered in 7-months. Included open lab, specialty lab spaces, and a high-compute server room for bioinformatics. Design-build.