When this client needed to increase its COVID-19 plant production at its RTP research facility, McDonald York constructed an 8,000 SF addition adjacent to their greenhouse along with supporting utilities and infrastructure to support two large Plant Expression Rooms (PERs) and two new Growth Chambers, an additional plant boiler and other various process support functions, including Harvest and Cart Wash. Close coordination with Conviron on the PER’s and chambers have been critical to meet the accelerated project timeline. Preconstruction support, design assistance, and construction were provided as part of the project scope of work.
This cGMP facility supports the expansion of research and development and small-scale manufacturing capabilities. The design and layout of the space were driven by the process of entering the building, gowning up, moving into the Clean Corridors to access the Clean Rooms, and then moving prepared materials into the warehouse for global and domestic shipping. The project scope included office space, a Quality Control Lab, and Clean Rooms (ISO 8) for process and manufacturing.
The BASF Engagement Center Project consisted of 5,400 SF of demoed space where we removed old furniture, lab casework, and equipment. The finished Engagement Center went back together with new lighting consisting of 3’ pendant lights and wall sconces, Armstrong LVT floors, fresh paint throughout the center, and new millwork in the corridor. We rerouted the mechanical systems and added a VAV to accommodate the new needs of the exhibition space. The walk-off mat and wood siding at the vestibule that wrapped the inside and outside of the entrance was replaced. The client added a new AV system in the space that would allow groups to enjoy the newly renovated space. The landscape, patio, and sidewalks were updated to include a water feature and sitting area outside the center.