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Featured Project: Gilead Sciences La Verne
320,000-square-foot manufacturing facility

FPBA recently worked with biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences to deliver a 320,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in La Verne, California, which opened Aug.16, 2017.
In a commitment to increasing operations in Southern California, Gilead will employ up to 500 people on its new 23-acre campus, which will make it the second largest employer in the City of La Verne. The plant will be used to manufacture Gilead's antifungal treatment AmBisome, its cure for hepatitis C and its treatment for hepatitis B and HIV/AIDS.
In addition to its manufacturing component, the Gilead site also features a lab-office building with a full-service cafeteria and fitness center, along with a cGMP warehouse, quality control, validation and manufacturing technical support laboratories.
Operations in La Verne will eventually replace Gilead's existing facility in San Dimas, and the site has already been approved for a future 80,000-square-foot expansion.

FPBA After Hours: IIDA Haute Couture Fashion Show
Arrr! With a nautical ensemble, FPBA won Best Haute Couture at the IIDA Fashion Show on Nov. 2, 2017! Teamed with PACIFIC 33 Architects, Inc. and sponsor Arcadia, FPBA developed an outfit inspired by The Pirates of Penzance, rocking it on the runway!
Three of FPBA's designers spent months developing the costume using interior design materials from Arcadia's furniture collection, such as upholstery fabric and seating foam. Best Haute Couture, the highest award of the night, took into account design quality, relevance to theme, audience votes and runway performance. We couldn't be more proud of our designers!
Sarah Brooks at the IIDA Fashion Show

FPBA Collaboratives
At FPBA, we believe collaboration creates passion and knowledge within and among team members. That's why we recently launched lunchtime collaboratives that anyone can join. From design trends to sustainability to public speaking, these gatherings allow employees to have fun and develop their skill sets!
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Staff News
Donna Lieras

Donna Lieras
FPBA is pleased to announce that Donna Lieras has been promoted to Director of Business and Finance. We are grateful to have had her sharp mind and warm personality for 17 years. Donna also heads up the firm's social committee, implementing traditions throughout the year such as a spirit week, seasonal celebrations and volunteer opportunities.
Stefanie Deal

Stefanie Deal
Congratulations to Stefanie Deal, who has been designated an Associate of FPBA. Her leadership and dedication have contributed to successes in projects such as Gilead Sciences and NuVasive, and she has also spearheaded the Emerging Architects Collaborative for employees working toward their architectural license.
Haitham Dabbour

Haitham Dabbour
FPBA welcomes Interior Designer Haitham Dabbour, who joined the firm in June 2017. He has been a contributing team member for various ongoing projects, including HCP Torreyana Road and INHIBRx.


FPBA is a full-service award-winning architectural, programming, planning and interior design firm. Founded in 1976, FPBA has a balanced and diverse practice designing for the Life Sciences, Advanced Technology, Municipal, Corporate, Academic and Entertainment sectors.


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