The Caris Life Sciences Research & Development Lab/Corporate Office Build-Out consisted of exterior elevation modifications, minor site improvements, and 55% interior buildout of 66,012-sq.-ft. of an existing cold shell building in Phoenix, AZ.
The interior program contains open lab, support lab, office space and gathering areas, and includes a new 5,176-sq.-ft. CMU/steel-framed mechanical mezzanine and exterior service yard. Additional scope encompassed an upgraded fire protection system and new mechanical systems, including a new central plant with a water-cooled chiller, counter flow cooling tower and all new electrical distribution. Completing the build-out, DPR added 20,000-sq.-ft. of Covered Parking to the existing area, including 100 spaces, 4 of which meet American Disabilities Act (ADA) compliancy.
The newly installed Central Plant was built to accommodate a 41,150-sq.-ft. Lab/Corporate Office Build-Out for Caris Life Sciences. The HVAC mechanical systems design is based on a primary variable volume chilled water system for cooling, and dual gas-fired boilers for heating. The chilled water side consists of (1) 293-ton chiller, (1) factory assembled 1-cell 927 GPM Cooling Tower with appropriate primary & condenser pumps. Heating side consists of (2) 120 GPM Power-Fin Water Tube Boilers & associated primary and recirculation pumps. The boilers also feed two water-to-water heat exchangers, which provide domestic hot water and industrial hot water for the facility. Central Plant also houses domestic water booster pump & Triplex water softener system for the building. In addition to the installed components, appropriate planning for future expansion/future equipment was put in place.