This three-phased project consisted of the renovation of a Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) lab, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) lab and small animal vivarium. The laboratories support adult stem cell research conducted by researchers from the Texas A&M Health Science Center Institute for Regenerative Medicine.
The 44,000-sq.-ft. GLP lab includes 13 double lab modules, four single lab modules, seven tissue culture rooms, three linear equipment rooms, a darkroom, microscopy, histology, office, conferences rooms and workrooms. This portion of the project was completed in a fast six months to accommodate the owner's need for research space.
The GMP lab was constructed in space adjacent to the occupied GLP lab, and was validated by the FDA. The 7,700-sq.-ft. space includes four production rooms, a quality control room, cell freezing room and offices. The vivarium, located on the opposite side of the building, houses small animals and includes animal holding, cleaning and sterilizing areas.
A SketchUp model was used to coordinate shop drawing with the stainless steel wall vendor in Colorado, which saved time on the schedule and improved the quality of the final product.
- MEP Coordination
- Shop drawing coordination