Georgia BioScience Training Center

Social Circle, Georgia

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 building also includes a large multi-purpose conference space, and a small general food service area.

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