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Project Management Roundup: Quidel, Certis Oncology Solutions, Jenny Craig & More

By The Hughes Marino Project Management Team

From life science facilities to corporate headquarters, our Program, Project and Construction Management team has been working with a variety of clients. Here’s an inside look at some of the projects we are honored to be a part of.

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Quidel Corporation

As the United States and the world continue to navigate the challenges set forth by COVID-19 and the Delta variant, Hughes Marino is proud to be able to partner yet again with Quidel Corporation to deliver another project that will contribute to the fight against infectious diseases.

Through their continued partnership, Hughes Marino and Quidel are wrapping up the first phase of an ambitious tenant improvement project, which will be home to Quidel’s newest state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Carlsbad, California. This new facility will be used to produce rapid diagnostic kits that allow for the rapid testing of infectious diseases by countries all around the globe.

When the project is complete, the facility will be equipped with large, humidity and temperature-controlled manufacturing environments, its own in-house high-pile storage system for efficient product distribution, large open-area and private office spaces, an energy-efficient central plant, an integral RODI system, and nitrogen & compressed air distribution systems. An equipment platform was also built above the ground floor to house the equipment for the temperature-controlled manufacturing environments.

The project team is targeting the completion of the second and final phase by the end of the year.

Hughes Marino partnered with the Quidel project team, which includes Prevost Construction as the general contractor, McFarlane Architects as the architect, J&R Engineering as the mechanical/plumbing engineer, RB Consulting Engineers as the electrical engineer, Pacific Rim as the mechanical contractor, and Neal Electric as the electrical contractor.

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Certis Oncology Solutions

Certis is an early-stage biotech company with a focus on advancing translational oncology. The project consisted of the renovation of an existing spec office and lab space to meet the needs of the client. The CLIA certified laboratory more than doubles their footprint allowing for Quadruple the in vivo drug efficacy testing capacity. It also includes some of the most sophisticated scientific instruments in cancer research. Hughes Marino partnered with Delawie as the Interior Designer, CGK Consulting as the mechanical engineer, RB Consulting Engineers as the electrical engineer and Prevost as the General Contractor.

Jenny Craig

Hughes Marino is thrilled to work with San Diego-headquartered weight loss, weight management and nutrition company, Jenny Craig. The recent project helped consolidate their corporate real estate and relocate their existing data center. The project required significant value engineering to meet budget while still accomplishing all project goals. Hughes Marino partnered with SmithGroup as the Interior Designer and Tri Vista as the General Contractor.

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The breakroom complete with freeform ceiling at Evofem Biosciences.

Evofem Biosciences

Hughes Marino is proud to represent Evofem Biosciences with the expansion of their corporate headquarters. The company is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to developing and commercializing innovative products to address unmet needs in women’s sexual and reproductive health, which earlier this year announced the closing of a $50 Million Public Offering. The occupied expansion was completed in three phases, keeping business operations running throughout the construction process with minimal interruptions. Highlights of the project included a refurbishment of conference center, new breakroom with freeform ceiling and new finishes at elevator lobby and reception area. Hughes Marino partnered with Ware Malcomb as the Interior Designer and Pacific Building Group as the General Contractor.


Hughes Marino represented StepStone in the recent expansion of their Southern California office. The global private markets firm specializes in providing customized investment, portfolio monitoring and advice to investors. The space occupies three floors of a high rise, which was designed to maximize light and views with glass office fronts and low paneled workstations. Hughes Marino partnered with Gensler as the Interior Designer and Bycor as the General Contractor.

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Airspace Technologies conference room. Photos by Haley Hill Photography.

Airspace Technologies

Airspace Technologies offers a platform which provides shipping details, container tracking and delivery process services. The creative open office features modern design elements, exposed structure, multiple team collaboration areas, a large break room and glass front offices. Hughes Marino partnered with Ware Malcomb as the Interior Designer and Good & Roberts as the General Contractor.


Hughes Marino’s program, project and construction management team was created to become your partner and ensure any project proceeds with your best interests in mind, on time and on budget. Our team has decades of experience orchestrating the design and construction of virtually all types of projects—corporate, life science, residential, nonprofit, education, health services and much more, and we look forward to the many more exciting projects to come.


Hughes Marino’s industry leading Construction Management team has unmatched expertise in every type of commercial building project from tenant improvements to ground-up build-to-suits. With decades of experience in California and beyond, our project managers, engineers and LEED APs offer practical insights for the construction management professional.

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