PS&S was asked to design a new drug research facility.
The existing building was unusually shaped which presented the main challenge of this project. DEA controlled substances needed to be handled within this space and also required a small rodent vivarium.
THE PS&S SOLUTION
The unusual shape of the lab dictated a dedicated personnel corridor and a dedicated utility corridor. The existing floor space was split between chemical, biological wings and support facilities in the center.
The lab program featured several large analytical devices, robotic screening, vivarium, 3-D molecular design, plus support areas including offices, a cafeteria, library and a variety of dedicated meeting spaces, as well as informal interaction areas.
The single-story laboratory wings were provided with large interstitial spaces above the ceiling for increased flexibility. Overhead utilities dropped down onto the laboratory grid from the interstitial space and offered the client the ability to move laboratory components as required.
Field support of our architectural and M/E/P disciplines was provided during construction phase to assist the delivery of the project within schedule.