The concrete frame for the new Alexandria Real Estate headquarters, which broke ground in late 2017, is close to topping out in Pasadena

The five-story building, located at 380 E. Union Street, will hold 82,000 square feet of office space atop four levels of a subterranean parking garage. 

Gensler is designing the contemporary low-rise structure, which features varying setbacks and offset massing. Rios Clementi Hale Studios is serving as the landscape architect.

A rendering depicts a building that has been described as "hyper-contemporary."

ARE is a real estate investment trust focused on life science and technology campuses, with locations throughout the nation's East and West Coasts.