SGA has designed a prototype complex called the Vertical Cluster. The Vertical Cluster is a proposed 24-story, 750,000-square-foot tower with wet/dry labs integrated into a glass office tower that will serve as the model for future life-sciences development in New York.

Rethinking The Future Awards 2022
First Award | Commercial (Concept)

Project Name: The Vertical Cluster
Studio Name: SGA
Design Team: SGA
Area: 750,000 SF
Year: N/A (conceptual)
Location: Long Island City, NY
Consultants: N/A
Photography Credits: SGA

Al Wasl Plaza | Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture - Sheet1
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The vertical nature of the tower reflects local zoning and building codes, allowing SGA to stack the diverse programmatic needs typically found in a horizontal life sciences complex.

Al Wasl Plaza | Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture - Sheet2
©SGA

The result is a contemporary facility that quite literally elevates the work of industry professionals and engenders a sense of community though deeply integrated vertical collaboration spaces.

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