Merck Research Laboratories
West Coast Headquarters
Merck Research Laboratories, the research and development branch of multinational Merck & Co., is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. As one of the world’s leading biopharmaceutical Fortune 500 companies, Merck is responsible for such medical breakthroughs such as the first mumps, rubella, Hepatitis B, and chickenpox vaccines.
Merck & Co. wanted to expand its research and development operations in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area’s biopharmaceutical hub. Thus, Merck Research Laboratories’ West Coast headquarters came to fruition, a state-of-the-art facility with a mission to improve people’s quality of life.
Salas O’Brien teamed with DGA, Jacobs, and Merck & Co., supporting their vision and design of the full shell and core, and tenant improvement project. Our team’s collaboration allowed us to surpass the client’s needs for innovative designs targeted at promoting creativity and wellbeing for their staff.
The Merck development includes a new nine-story, 300,000-square-foot building with a 300-seat auditorium, conference facility, and health and fitness center for professional development and wellbeing. It also includes cutting-edge labs and offices.