Challenges on this project included the design/build MEP systems and the aggressive design schedule. In order to meet deadlines, it was imperative that materials were ordered and released on time. The design approval process with the city, while challenging to the schedule, proved to be a great opportunity to develop a good working relationship with the city inspector.
To ensure that the end users would have a space that met their daily needs, Alexza production and science managers were accompanied on frequent jobwalks with clipboards and forms and asked to identify issues they had with the space. The lab and office renovation consisted of new open office space, structural upgrades to support additional mechanical equipment and chemical labs. The scope of work for the labs included casework, fume hoods, nitrogen, clean air and hydrogen.