CALTECH LABORATORY RENOVATIONS

Since 2013, CO Architects has delivered a series of highly customized laboratory renovations and office interior fit-outs for a broad range of research activities in multiple buildings on a fast track, design-build delivery. The repurposed labs and offices in three separate buildings serve researchers in biology, bioengineering, neuroscience and materials science. Program validation included specialized code analysis for hazardous equipment, biosecurity and bio-containment review, and early structural-MEP appraisal of unusual custom-order instrumentation to facilitate the transition of owner’s bridging documents to permit and construction documents. By working as an integrated member of the contractor’s design-build team, CO executed design, coordination and pricing activities simultaneously, ensuring that these complex renovations were completed on budget and often ahead of schedule.

FACTS

PROJECT NAME Caltech Laboratory Renovations
SIZE Multiple Projects, from 2,500 to 11,000 GSF
COMPLETION DATE 2014, 2015
LOCATION Pasadena, CA
CLIENT California Institute of Technology
SERVICES Programming, Laboratory Planning, Architecture, Interior Design