Genentech, a biotechnology company based in the San Francisco area with over 14,500 employees has a campus with over 785,000 square feet devoted to medical research. Genentech is dedicated to pursuing groundbreaking science to discover and develop medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. Their transformational discoveries include the first targeted antibody for cancer and the first medicine for primary progressive multiple sclerosis.
Since sustainability is one of the company’s key initiatives, Genentech entered the US Green Building Council’s Best Building Challenge. Looking to uphold their environmental principles, the company included a variety of components to reduce their energy, water, and waste consumption by 20% within two years. Durable Bison ScrewJack Pedestals coupled with concrete pavers created the nearly 1,000 square foot rooftop courtyard overlooking the South San Francisco Bay.
Completion Date: 2010