Lab and office – Confidential

Pittsburgh, PA

A well-established laboratory firm needed a new workplace that comfortably accommodates existing staff and attracts new talent. The client engaged AE7 to design 22,000 square feet of office and laboratories to provide complex rare disease screening for over 50 genetic disorders found in newborn children. The design team created a contemporary office environment that represented client’s brand and office culture. The new facility consists of 12,000 SF of genetics laboratories and 10,000 SF of corporate offices.

The design of laboratories was closely coordinated with each of client’s team leaders to develop a space that would accommodate their needs and increase work efficiency. The labs include: Mass Spectrometry, Bio-Chemistry as well as Pre- and Post-Molecular facilities. HVAC system was designed to limit air infiltration and achieve proper lab pressurization to prevent cross contamination of samples.

The offices were designed to meet the changing needs of the modern workplace. High ceilings, fresh material selections, and natural daylighting creates a welcoming and positive work environment. The space features a variety of workspace options, including open stations and offices, conference room, informal collaboration rooms, and communal breakroom / kitchen. The office offers generous working space as well as visual and audio privacy, while maintaining a socially collaborative environment.

The design team’s responsibilities included space-planning, interior design, laboratory design and equipment coordination, FF&E selection and custom casework.

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