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HOK Science + Technology

public health + public safety laboratory facility experience


It’s nice to know that right here in our city we can test for West Nile virus, study any unusual trends, and conduct additional research.� Saul Levin,

District of Columbia, Department of Health Director


a sample of our projects currently in design or recently completed


HOK

HOK is a global provider of planning, design and delivery solutions for the built environment. Since the firm’s founding in 1955, HOK has developed into one of the world’s largest, most diverse and respected design practices. The firm employs more than 1,700 professionals linked across a global network of 23 offices on three continents.


H O K S C I EN C E + T EC H N O L O GY

In response to the growing need to fully service the unique organizational and scientific challenges facing our clients in science and technology organizations, the HOK Science + Technology group was born. This group of expert professionals brings innovative facility design to our most complex projects around the world.


University of Florida Research + Academic Center LEED Platinum


S U S TA I N A B L E D E S I G N

HOK has become one of the world’s preeminent sustainable design experts and many of our projects have received LEED Certification. We have made the commitment to design facilities from the whole building perspective.


P U B L I C H E A LT H + S A F E T Y FAC I L I T I E S : T H E C H A L L EN G E

world-changing science to solve global public health challenges HOK has extensive experience in the design of public health and safety laboratories. From biocontainment, forensics, clinical and biodefense facilities. The contact we have had with recent public health laboratory facilities has given us unique insight into the operational and security requirements designed to protect public health and safety.


P U B L I C H E A LT H + S A F E T Y FAC I L I T I E S : T H E C H A L L EN G E

critical response: it’s what our public health + safety clients demand and it’s what we provide to our clients Accelerated schedules and tight budgets are serious challenges to our public health laboratory clients. Those planning new facilities often require significant consultation on program, scope, cost, and schedules for projects that must be accomplished within limited budgets as well as intensive time constraints. Add to that the community concern that inevitably arises over perceived hazards related to such facilities; particularly when facility plans include high containment laboratories, and its easy to see why those building Public Health Labs are looking for an experienced hand to guide them through the programming and design process. Our designs employs the latest techniques in sample tracking, storage and inventory, and protection of sample integrity through careful planning for chain of custody issues. In crafting operating paradigms for our public health facilities we carefully consider how samples enter the site, are accessioned, marked for inventory, and are protected from contamination as they move around a facility to be tested. Adjacencies within the lab, internal circulation paths and security zones are derived largely from the sample handling requirements unique to each agency. Our ultimate goal is to design practical, workable solutions for changing and evolving regulatory environments; to demystify the technical burden so our clients can efficiently pursue their critical missions.


thought leader: randy kray

There is a focus in the public health sector to define codes, practices and laboratory design solutions that will be effective and sustainable in developing regions of the world. The recognition that highly engineered laboratory solutions that are dependent on standards of reliable power, trained technical staff/service models and large operations and maintenance budgets benchmarked in the US will not work in many places where new emerging diseases are originating and the global health threat is greatest.�


351,000 sq. ft.

4 LEED-NC PLATINUM 2013 R&D Magazine Lab of the Year Special Mention


C O N S O L I DAT ED FO R EN S I C L A B O R ATO RY

district of columbia Washington, DC

This consolidated facility, including the Metro Police Department Forensic Investigation Units, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, and the Department of Health, will retain the individual identities of these agencies while arming the District of Columbia with a facility which will provide a broad range of safety and health services to the city’s residents. Space for the Department of Health includes public health testing, high through-put diagnostic screening and BSL-3 facilities.


200,000 sq. ft.

238,000 sq. ft.

4 LEED-NC SILVER


P U B L I C H E A LT H , EN V I R O N M EN TA L A N D AG R I C U LT U R A L L A B O R ATO RY FAC I L I T Y

state of new jersey building authority West Trenton, New Jersey In support of the Department of Public Health and Department of Agriculture, this consolidated facility provides critical testing and lab space for bioterrorism, epidemiology, microbiology, environmental chemistry and analytical laboratories to facilitate public health surveillance, monitoring, and screening for the state. Offering comprehensive clinical, environmental, agricultural, and all-hazards threat response, the NJPHEAL is an integral component in the State of New Jersey’s response plan. The facility features over 15,000 sq. ft. of BSL-3 labs for Clinical and Bioterrorism response. The facility includes state-of-the-art Chemical Terrorism labs for high throughput screening of clinical and environmental samples for rapid detection, as well as high density robotic freezer (-20C) storage for clinical samples.


54,000 sq. ft.


S O U T H VA L L E Y A N I M A L H E A LT H L A B O R ATO RY

university of california, davis (in partnership with CAHFS) Tulare, California CAHFS serves the people of California by safeguarding public health with rapid and reliable diagnosis for animal diseases common to animal and humans, as well as food-borne pathogens. This project replaces the existing lab in Fresno with a new state-of-the-art animal diagnostic facility.


59,406 sq. ft.

rendering courtesy of design partner, WYG


C O N S O L I DAT ED R E S E A R C H H U B

public health england Salisbury, United Kingdom HOK is helping PHE to create an integrated national centre of excellence for public health through a new BSL-4 facility. HOK worked with PHE to overcome the struggle that many high cost high containment labs struggle with - devising a method to collate performance of certain systems against important criteria before selection in the new build, thus being able to evaluate performance of differing systems.


1,179,308 sq. ft.


EN V I R O N M EN TA L R E S E A R C H C EN T ER

us environmental protection agency Research Triangle Park, North Carolina The EPA headquarters is one of the largest centers for multidisciplinary research in the world; yet the characteristic that sets this building apart from all other labs is not its sheer size, but rather the remarkable diversity of laboratory types it houses within. Within the complex structure lies the headquarters for two major components of EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD), the National Exposure Research Lab (NERL) and the National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory.


300,000 sq. ft.


I N F EC T I O U S D IS E A S E S L A B O R ATO RY

centers for disease control + prevention Atlanta, Georgia HOK designed Buildings 17A & 17B for the National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID), located on the CDC’s main campus in Atlanta, to address the research needs of several divisions, and provide flexible, generic laboratory space in a combination of BSL-2, BSL-3 and BSL-3+. The building was designed to accommodate a number of functional requirements, including accommodation of current and future BSL-2/BSL-3 laboratory needs and also provision of the flexibility to convert BSL-2 space into BSL-3 as needed, as well as provision of flexibility in building systems, casework and other systems to accommodate changes quickly and easily.


530,000 sq. ft.

4 LEED-NC


A M E S M O D ER N IZ AT I O N P H A S E II , C O N S O L I DAT ED L A B O R ATO RY FAC I L I T Y

us department of agriculture Ames, Iowa HOK’s design for the USDA Consolidated Lab Facility combines program and space requirements from the three primary agencies colocated on the Ames site. This highly secure environment for testing and research provides a state-of-the-art facility to foster interaction between researchers, and attract top scientists to the USDA.


60,000 sq. ft.

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A M E S M O D ER N IZ AT I O N P H A S E I , A P H IS S U P P L EM EN TA L L A B

us department of agriculture Ames, Iowa This facility relocates labs previously housed in a strip mall and is one of the first elements of a multi-phased modernization plan for the NVSL campus. The three-story building houses the Diagnostic Bacteriology and the Pathobiology departments. This includes 12,000 sq. ft. of BSL-2 and 4,000 sq. ft. of BSL-3 lab space for anthrax and other high consequence bacterial pathogens.


29,000 sq. ft.

4 LEED CERTIFIED 2004 R&D Magazine Lab of the Year Special Mention


S H ER I F F ’ S FO R EN S I C S L A B O R ATO RY + C O R O N ER ’ S O F F I C E

san mateo county San Mateo, California Scientists in the facility run experiments in the following divisions: Documentation, Tox/Blood, Fingerprint, Micro./Trace, DNA, Ballistics, Firearms, Controlled Substances and Evidence Preparation. This “living lab” for sustainability features a photovoltaic panel system, energy-efficient fume hoods and HVAC systems; and building materials.


89,000 sq. ft.


C R I M I N A L I N V E S T I G AT I O N L A B O R ATO RY

us army Fort Gillem, Georgia This facility provides full-service, state-of-the-art forensic laboratory services to Department of Defense investigative agencies and other federal law enforcement agencies worldwide. The facility accommodates seven investigative divisions: Drug Chemistry, Firearms/Toolmarks, Imaging & Tech Services, Latent Prints, Questioned Documents, Serology/DNA and Trace Evidence. The facility is located entirely on a single level to provide access to natural light in all labs requiring excellent color rendition of evidence. The chain of custody protocols all the highest standards.


400,000 sq. ft.


A I R FO R C E T EC H N I C A L A P P L I C AT I O N S C EN T ER ( A F TAC)

patrick air force base Patrick Air Force Base, Florida The primary facility in this four-building complex is a four-story command and control (C2) facility which operates 24/7/365; monitoring a network of ground and space-based sensors capable of detecting nuclear detonations worldwide. The facility will also house scientific research, laboratory analysis which requires design and construction of a Class 100 clean room, and logistics and maintenance requiring a high bay and warehouse.


107,000 sq. ft.


FO R EN S I C S C I EN C E L A B O R ATO RY

city of san francisco San Francisco, California This new forensic science lab and police department traffic company will consolidate functions and establish a state-of-the-art, sustainable facility, while redefining the character of the Bayview district. The facility will allow the City/County of San Francisco to incorporate new forensic science investigation function for computer forensics, DNA investigation, forensic imaging, and quality assurance lab.


50,000 sq. ft.


C O N F I D EN T I A L I N T ER I M FO R EN S I C L A B O R ATO RY F I T- O U T

us department of justice Confidential Location HOK provided architectural services for an interior fit-out /renovation of 50,000 sq. ft. of forensics lab and office space within two structures. Following a needs assessment focused on evidence storage and transportation, HOK designed the space for high-throughput operations until their new facility is complete. The resulting efficient design contributed to the user’s ability to double their original output goal in the first year.


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contact ELIZABETH VAN DERBECK, MBA, LEED® AP Senior Vice President | Science + Technology HOK 191 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 2250 | Atlanta, GA 30303 USA t +1 678 954 8972 m +1 404 428 4371 elizabeth.vanderbeck@hok.com

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HOK S+T Public Health + Public Safety Laboratory Facility Experience  

A portfolio of HOK Science + Technology group's public health and public safety laboratory facility experience.