Vertex Pharmaceuticals Global Headquarters

Boston, Massachusetts
Client: The Fallon Company, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Project Description

  • Fifteen-story building for global pharmaceutical campus creates 424,000 sf of research, laboratory, and office space, and 18,000 sf of retail and restaurant space.
  • Lab design and interior design for the entire 1.18-million-sf campus promotes free-flowing communication and scientific discovery.
  • Welcoming environment offers daylit research and laboratory facilities, open workstations, private offices, five types of collaboration space, centrally located employee “living rooms” on each office floor, and a 500-person café with a roof terrace overlooking Boston Harbor.

Photographer: Chuck Choi


The tallest height was located at the periphery of the Fan Pier development, and its low-rise component was utilized to address the impact on the public realm and to create a massing relief at the center of Fan Pier. The curving of the upper component responds to the views from within the building and acknowledges the potential obstruction to Boston Harbor views from the neighboring buildings.”

Christian Galvao

Vice President, Architectural Designer, Elkus Manfredi Architects

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Cafeteria
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Lpunge
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Lab 2
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Laboratory