Oceanside, CA


This new laboratory and office building took almost 40,000 labor hours to build on an aggressive schedule.

Interior view of the GILEAD B800 laboratory

Value Delivered

Dynalectric San Diego used BIM, along with our design-assist services, to coordinate the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems associated with this new state-of-the-art 257,000-square-foot lab and office building that was designed and constructed in only ten months. 

The project’s aggressive schedule, coupled with a full lab buildout, was originally thought to be impossible to meet. However, by working 12-hour days, six days a week, we were able to deliver three times the square footage with more complexity than expected, completing the project ahead of schedule. 

Client Objectives

The client sought to design and build a facility housing warehouse, laboratory, and office space to expand its operations. The project had a difficult timeline, requiring that both design and construction be finished in less than a year. 


The project included a warehouse facility and a development lab consisting of analytical operation, cell line development, drug product and device formulation, purification, and cell culture development. It is backed up by two-megawatts of generator power and a 600-kilowatt uninterruptable power system. 

We provided the full electrical system with an upgrade to 4,000 amps, backup power, instrumentation and controls, and fire alarm/life safety systems. We also installed 28 fume hoods with a dedicated exhaust system that included an additional roof top exhaust air handler unit.

Every week, we worked with the design team to integrate the new additions while construction was under way. More than 40,000 labor hours were worked without a lost time accident.

Client Background

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that develops and advances groundbreaking medicines. Gilead B800 is responsible for the clinical manufacturing and improvement of biologics and preclinical, phase one and phase two, testing.