Georgia BioScience Training Center

Social Circle, GA

The Georgia BioScience Training Center is a signature building that declares to a global audience Georgia’s commitment to supporting research, technology transfer, and providing the trained workforce critical to bioscience and biomanufacturing operations. A unique feature of this project—operated by Georgia Quick Start, a division of the Technical College System of Georgia—is that the center is not only used for training Shire (formerly Baxalta) employees, but also serves as a highly visible component of Georgia’s strategic plan to brand the state as a global destination for bio-related industries, and to recruit new such industries to locate and create jobs in Georgia.

This 43,000 square foot facility houses state-of-the-art laboratory spaces, classrooms, computer lab, meeting rooms, administrative spaces, and all associated storage and functional spaces. The double-skin façade reduces heat gain and diffuses daylight to interior spaces, which directly correlates with reduced heating and cooling systems demands and provides visual comfort in the training spaces.

The Georgia BioScience Training Center features custom-made technology that simulates bio-manufacturing processes, such as centrifugation, chromatography, nanofiltration and aseptic filling. It also has space for the aseptic production of pharmaceutical-grade clinical samples. Additionally, the training center is equipped to deliver training on a wide range of advanced manufacturing technologies including mechatronics, metrology, and process controls.

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project scope

43,000 SF




  • 2016, AIA Georgia Design Excellence Award