EMD Serono Sagamore South Building

Sagamore South Building

EMD Serono

Billerica, Massachusetts

30,000 gsf

$12 million


Project SagaMORE is an office building addition to a former Biopharma pilot plant, the Protein Production Laboratory designed by Ellenzweig in 2001. In 2014 Ellenzweig designed the conversion of the building into a high-performance collaborative office space with an industrial loft aesthetic. The project achieved a LEED Platinum CI rating. The facility was designed without private offices and instead features multiple shared “we” spaces that include project, conference, huddle, and phone rooms.


The current project addition more than doubles the size of the original building and incorporates next generation workplace strategies that take open-office cues from its predecessor in conjunction with a far more deliberate and direct connection with the surrounding natural environment. The project was awarded Gold Level WELL Certification for “New and Existing Buildings” from the International Well Building Institute (IWBI), the first project in the United States and the second in the world to achieve Gold certification in the “New and Existing Buildings” category. Project Sagamore is only the third project in this category to be certified in the US at any level.