Afton Scientific Manufacturing Facility
Client: Afton Scientific
Year Completed: 2019
Afton Scientific operates an aseptic drug manufacturing facility in Charlottesville, Virginia that offers Grade A/Class 100 processing, fill and packaging services to the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. Afton Scientific commissioned FPW Architects to provide architectural and engineering services to convert a vacant rental space into corporate offices. The completed facility was to present a clean and contemporary aesthetic consistent with a leader in the pharmaceutical industry.
The existing space, a pre-engineered metal building was completely gutted and a new exterior envelope was designed, utilizing a high performance exterior mounted to the pre-engineered frame and a free-standing screen wall to conceal the existing roof slope and new mechanical equipment. Extensive use of glazing allows natural light and views to penetrate throughout the interior; and projects an image of transparency.
Interior spaces include a boardroom, staff training/break room, a CEO office, as well as formal and informal meeting spaces. Staff offices were consolidated from various locations in the existing facility into an open office space.