This new six-story laboratory medicine building has three additional stories below grade. The steel-framed structure with concrete on metal deck slab utilizes a combination of braced frames and moment frames for the lateral system. The design team was able to use cellular beams for much of the framing to accommodate the MEP runs and provide the owner with the desired ceiling heights while meeting the required vibration criteria for laboratory usage.
The new state-of-the-art facility accommodates laboratory services such as specialized testing in hematology/hemostasis, clinical chemistry, microbiology/ infectious disease, and flow cytometry (a technique used to examine microscopic particles such as cells and chromosomes).
A full-service blood bank and stem cell therapy laboratory are used to prepare blood and cell products for transfusion at the point of care. The building has a LEED Gold certification goal.