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Insider’s Look at Chicago Life Sciences Building

Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Chicago is hosting an upcoming “Life Science Roundtable, Tour & Happy Hour” featuring a discussion and exclusive visit to one of the city’s new life sciences building at 400 North Aberdeen.

ESD Practice Leader for High Performance Buildings Andrew Lehrer joins a panel of experts offering insights into this dynamic sector. Among topics to be discussed, Lehrer says the group will dive into market trends and forecasts, in addition to outlining the similarities and differences between managing a commercial property versus a life sciences building.

Following the panel discussion, there will be a tour of the 400 North Aberdeen building, home of Fulton Labs and its advanced research and development (R&D) lab space infrastructure. The Fulton Market area is seeing the development of new buildings specifically designed for biotech while other facilities are in the process of redesign and retrofit to attract life science tenants.

The goal is to establish Chicago as a central hub for this growing industry. Lehrer says such developments could help retain local talent and attract new businesses who might otherwise set up shop on one of the coasts.

Registration for the Thursday, November 10 event is still open to all with a discount for BOMA Chicago members.

Andrew Lehrer led the ESD team that provided the engineering design for Sterling Bay’s upcoming life sciences hub at 1229 West Concord Place in Chicago. Andrew freely shares his industry experience and ideas through programs like this as part of fulfilling ESD’s mission to improve society through the built environment. 

For more information on how our engineers can help with your project, reach out to ESD’s High Performance Buildings Engineering team.

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