HLW Receives LA Business Council Award for Design of Agensys Cancer Research Laboratory

 HLW Receives LA Business Council Award for Design of Agensys Cancer Research

Project Recognized for Outstanding Architecture and Community Enhancement

PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, July 3, 2013

LOS ANGELES, July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HLW International earned recognition
for its design of the Agensys Cancer Research Laboratory in Santa Monica,
California. Agensys, Inc. is an affiliate of Astellas Pharma. The Los Angeles
Business Council recognized the project for "outstanding architecture and
design that significantly enhances the Los Angeles community's urban
environment." The project, which will be completed in 2013, garnered the 2013
Under Construction Award of Excellence.

"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 of Agensys, Inc.

The project is a state-of-the-art facility which helps fulfill Astellas'
mission of developing innovative pharmaceuticals for cancer patients with
still unmet medical needs. It is targeted for LEED (Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design) Silver certification.

The Agensys campus features a pedestrian pathway, a public cafe and a public
sculpture garden showcasing art by local artists. New art will be rotated

HLW's design team included Steve Burton, AIA, Principal-in-Charge & Project
Manager, David Swartz, AIA, Senior Project Architect, Carlie Campesi, Design
Director - Science & Technology, and Stephanie Baca, Design Director -

Photo available upon request.

About HLW International, LLP

Sustaining a successful practice for over 128 years, HLW International
provides comprehensive architecture, planning, interior design, and
engineering services on many high-profile projects located throughout the
United States and around the world. HLW maintains a global presence with
offices in New York City, Los Angeles, London, and Shanghai. The firm designs
buildings and interior places for a diverse portfolio of clients ranging from
broadcast and media, financial corporations, technology companies, academic
institutions, and multi-family and mixed use buildings.

About Agensys, Inc. (an affiliate of Astellas Pharma, Inc.)

Agensys, Inc., an affiliate of Astellas Pharma Inc., specializes in
therapeutic antibody research and development in cancer. Agensys began
operations in Santa Monica in 1997, founded by oncologists at UCLA. In 2007,
Astellas Pharma Inc. acquired Agensys with the plan to make it the center of
the company's antibody product discovery and development operations.

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Managing Director of Global Marketing & Communications

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SOURCE HLW International, LLP

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