South San Francisco, Ca May 22, 2015
Genentech has won major accolades on the completion of their latest building in South San Francisco as the ribbon cutting ceremony boast some major players; California Governor Jerry Brown, Lt Governor Gavin Newsom, State Senator Jerry Hill, State Assemblyman Kevin Mullin, South San Francisco Mayor Rich Garbarino and Genentech CEO Ian Clark and Genentech VP of Site Services Carla Boragno.
The new 255,000-square-foot 7 story LEED certified office tower was designed by the architectural firm Perkins + Will with assistance from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s FlexLab, and is considered one of the greenest in the area and will save 35% energy. The construction work was done by local unions members and is one of two major buildings completed by Genentech in the past six years .
Genentech is investing more than $200 Million in new construction on the SSF campus and currently employees approximately 10,000 in South City alone as it continues to grow. Further Genentech has plans to spend $2 Billion in capital investments in California during the next year including their Vacaville and Oceanside locations.