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Addgene is a global, non-profit organization that archives and distributes plasmids (DNA-based research reagents), while also providing free molecular biology resources for the scientific community. The organization plays a crucial role in helping scientists overcome logistical barriers to sharing and optimizing resources. Anticipating further growth in the coming years, Addgene leased 40,000 square feet of space, with 25% of the suite to be sub-leased to a similar life science tenant. The design maximizes the traits of the building by using an open ceiling layout and keeping built elements to a minimum, as openness and a variety of areas to collaborate were of paramount importance.