On June 29, GBCA, AIA Philadelphia, and NAIOP hosted a discussion between leading developers, contractors, and architects about how development and market trends are impacting the construction environment in the Philadelphia region’s life sciences sector. Our panelists discussed trends in design, construction, issues impacting projects and risks schedules, and best collaboration practices and strategies for building project partners.


  • John Grady, Senior Vice President, Northeast Region Executive, Wexford Science & Technology, LLC
  • Maura Hesdon, General Manager, Shoemaker Construction Co.
  • Jose Jimenez, Director of Life Science, Gilbane Building Co.
  • Scott McNallan, Director of Architectural Design, CRB
  • Mike Marone, Vice President of Architecture, Genesis AEC
  • Leslie Smallwood-Lewis, Founder & Co-Owner, Mosaic Development Partners
  • Moderator: Lauren Gilchrist, Managing Director of Research, Longfellow Real Estate Partners

Thank you to our sponsors, everyone who came out, and to our panelists for taking the time to discuss with our attendees.