20 Overland St./Photo courtesy of Warren Patterson Photography

What: Strand Therapeutics headquarters
Where: 20 Overland St., Boston
Owner: IQHQ
Built: 2022 

A renovation project designed by Margulies Perruzzi transformed over 64,000 square feet across two floors at 20 Overland St. in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood into BSL-2 lab and open-plan office space. 

Strand Therapeutics, founded in 2017 by researchers from the MIT Synthetic Biology Center, leased 64,231 square feet at the property in spring 2022. 

A helix sculpture which represents Strand Therapeutics’ synthetic biology research stands at the center of a connecting staircase between the company’s two floors. 

Totaling 202,167 square feet, the former World War II-era vehicle manufacturing plant is being updated with new building systems to provide lab space for life science tenants. 

They Said It: 

“Our space feels expansive yet visually connected, and the design of the shared spaces creates more space for each employee. The labs are visible from the reception and office area, allowing us to show off the revolutionary work of our scientists to visitors and employees alike.” 
— Tasuku Kitada, president and co-founder, Strand Therapeutics 

Hot Property: 20 Overland St.

by Steve Adams time to read: 1 min