The Los Angeles Business Council has recognized HLW International with its 2013 Under Construction Award of Excellence for the firm’s design of the Agensys Cancer Research Laboratory in Santa Monica.
According to the business council, the facility’s design “significantly enhances the Los Angeles community’s urban environment.”
“This research and development facility symbolizes the promise of better days for cancer patients and their families around the globe,” said Dr. Sef Kurstjens, president and CEO Agensys, an affiliate of Astellas Pharma.
The cancer research lab helps
fulfill Astellas’ mission of developing innovative pharmaceuticals for cancer patients with still unmet medical needs, company officials say. It is targeted for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification.
The Agensys campus features a pedestrian pathway, a public café and a public sculpture garden showcasing art by local artists.

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