Kite Pharma


  • Midway through the concept design phase for Kite’s new 60,000 square foot ground up cell therapy manufacturing facility, the internal design and construction team determined the design team they had hired was behind. They reached out to our team to review the MEP drawings. We found several code violations on the power drawings that would have not only further delayed the building occupancy date, but also would have been expensive to remove and reinstall the systems if they had already been installed.
  • The revised value engineering layout of the central utility plant limited expansion of the power and cooling plant. The campus master plan included doubling the site R&D and manufacturing capacity, so we proposed options for future plant expansion.
  • Energy and cost savings. Our team worked with Kite and Frederick County Officials to reduce the overall connection costs for the building’s sanitary and city water services. Our work resulted in a net savings of $1,200,000.
  • We analyzed the amount of expected water consumption to reduce the connection fee by one third. This enabled Kite to allocate capital to a new water softening system and expedite future designs.
  • We advise. We work with Kite as subject matter engineering experts to advise them regarding any large issues that could be addressed prior to construction.