The Hamner Institute for Health Sciences
New26,700 SF, 2-story
This new addition was to the front of the main facility at The Hamner Institute of Health Sciences (formerly CIIT). As an expansion of the biology department, this new laboratory space was to integrate with existing biological research functions on campus; however it stands apart as a recruiting tool to attract world-class researchers. The building layout is centered around interior wet-lab spaces with surrounding exterior scientific office spaces. The new research annex also features numerous fume hoods integrated with a common exhaust system. Because the existing campus infrastructure could not accommodate the new lab annex, an independent system of boilers, chillers, pumps, fans, electrical switchgear and generators was designed. Redundancy in nearly every system was also designed to help safe-guard the sensitive laboratory research in spite of equipment or utility failures. Engineered systems included plumbing, lab gases, fire sprinkler, HVAC, power, lighting, fire alarm, telecommunications and emergency power (755kW generator).