High-rise labs: Renovation and expansion solutions for adding lab capacity in congested areas

Matthew Decker, AIA
Architect
CRB Architects & Engineers

Iain R Siery, PE
Associate / Senior Mechanical Engineer
CRB Architects & Engineers

Building density continues to increase and laboratories are expanding vertically with new solutions for development, fit-out, and renovation of highly complex lab space within the upper floors of high-rise buildings. Iain Siery and Matt Decker review solutions for providing flexible and collaborative lab environments in high-rise buildings including navigating code / life safety issues, layout considerations, and blending functional areas. They examine adaptable base-building infrastructure, the integration of tenant specialty systems, and methods to find the appropriate balance of laboratory, laboratory support, office, and mechanical spaces within an established building core and shell.

Session Identifier: 
Forum L
Occurs: 
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 10:35am-11:30am
Continuing Education
AIA CES Units: 
1.00
HSW Units: 
1.00