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Brilliant exterior shot of the J. Craig Venter Genome facility at dusk. J Craig Venter Research Lab building.
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J. Craig Venter Genome Lab

La Jolla, CA

Paul King

Paul King

Sr. Vice President

20401 SW Birch St.
Newport Beach, CA 92660

JCVI’s genomic research focuses on both human health and environmental sustainability. When we started to design the building, we knew we wanted it to be highly energy efficient, enough so that, combined with on-site renewable generation, we could truly minimize our carbon emissions to the atmosphere.

Robert Friedman, COO and Director
J. Craig Venter Institute

Awards & Recognition

  • LEED Platinum Certified

  • 2016 AIA/COTE

  • 2015 Architectural Award

  • 2014 Award of Merit

  • 2014 Beyond LA Architectural Award

We have carefully assembled a project team comprised of the nation's top laboratory design and building professionals and are delighted to have McCarthy execute our vision for this unprecendented facility.

Robert Friedman, Director
J. Craig Venter Institute
Construction workers at the J. Craig Venter Genome Lab jobsite.

Through rigorous LEED tracking and high-performance teaming, McCarthy has successfully maintained a smooth construction process and kept the project on schedule toward our targeted completion date.

Robert Friedman, Director
J. Craig Venter Institute
Construction workers at the J. Craig Venter Genome Lab jobsite.

Our new facility was built not only to advance genomic research, but to showcase how science can be compatible with the best of environmentally sustainable practices. Construction completion of this remarkable building signifies the fulfillment of a long-time dream to return to the UCSD campus where I began my research career and now can collaborate with other scientists in the region to find solutions to our most pressing social issues.

J. Craig Venter, Ph.D.
JCVI Founder and CEO

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