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HOK Science + Technology

science + technology facility renovation experience


Our experience with HOK was very positive. From programming of the project through design and construction, HOK involved the faculty and staff and designed a unique facility on a tight budget and schedule. We had to release the initial design, so we turned to HOK who restarted the schematic design process and developed a plan that worked. Their design and construction plan met our budget and re-invigorated faculty and staff for more detailed planning and future use of a beautiful and functional facility. L. Scott Ellis Dean and Professor Emeritus, Truman State University


a sample of our projects a portfolio of our work with renovation, addition + adaptive reuse of science facilities


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.

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Most Admired Firm for Leadership in Technology Innovation

Top Role Model in Sustainable + High Performance Design

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Top 100 Giants Interior Design


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.


@4240 Multi-Tenant Laboratory and Office 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.


R EN OVAT I O N

new life for existing environments HOK helps organizations renew existing resources to meet their needs in economical, environmentally responsible ways. Our comprehensive architecture, engineering, interior design, planning and sustainability consulting services help clients revitalize their built environments while moving toward a sustainable future.


R EN OVAT I O N FO R S C I EN C E + T EC H N O L O GY: T H E C H A L L EN G E

using our multidisciplinary global resources to renovate + reuse science environments As one of the world’s most influential design firms, HOK uses our multidisciplinary global resources to creatively renovate, reuse and reposition existing environments. Approaching the renovation and addition of science and technology facilities creates additional complexity. With the cost of lab renovation approaching that of new, HOK considers the following key issues when undertaking renovation projects: • Mitigating risk of unknown conditions in existing buildings and systems • Identifying stakeholder and user priorities • Comparing quantitative and qualitative program requirements to existing space • Code, hazardous materials and life-safety issues • Renovation versus replacement costs for MEP systems • Utility infrastructure for new and existing • Decisions on location of highly technical space • Parity of scope, finish and image between renovation and new • Impact of phasing on construction cost and schedule • Operational phasing plan and potential use of temporary/swing space • Creating appropriate spaces and images for science


S C I EN C E + T EC H N O L O GY FAC I L I T Y R EN OVAT I O N

design excellence


18,000 sq. ft.

2009 R&D Magazine “Lab of the Year - Special Mention”


S T E AC I E B U I L D I N G C H EM IS T RY S U P ER L A B R EN OVAT I O N

carleton university Ottawa, Ontario, Canada HOK’s challenge inherent in this project for one of Canada’s finest academic institutions was not only to find a way to adapt and reuse an existing facility that had not been significantly updated since its original construction in 1964, but also to provide this new facility in time for the following academic year.


147,000 sq. ft.


M AG R U D ER H A L L S C I EN C E B U I L D I N G A D D I T I O N + R EN OVAT I O N

truman state university Kirksville, Missouri HOK utilized a highly interactive process involving administration, faculty, staff and students to program and design an addition and complete, phased renovation for Magruder Hall, the existing Science Building at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. The Science Department offers under­graduate study in Agricultural Sciences, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.


270,000 sq. ft.

2007 Design Awards Program of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command “Merit Award for Interior Design�


M I C H EL S O N - C H AU V EN E T H A L L S R EN OVAT I O N

us naval academy Annapolis, Maryland HOK’s highly interactive programming and design process produced 21st century, flexible, multidisciplinary labs and support areas; as well as all new energy-efficient building systems and equipment for the US Naval Academy.


31,670 sq. ft.


B O G GS C H EM IS T RY B U I L D I N G R EN OVAT I O N

georgia institute of technology Atlanta, Georgia This project will convert research labs and offices on the first floor of the Gilbert H. Boggs Chemistry Building, at Georgia Tech, into undergraduate instructional labs for Biology, Physics and Neuroscience. This renovation, and the recently completed undergraduate chemistry labs on the second floor, will make Boggs a central location and “Science Hub” for sophomore, junior and senior science labs and provide a significant improvement in the quality of space and pedagogical approach from “theoretical inquiry based labs to hands-on project based labs” for undergraduate science instruction. Spaces for student collaboration are designed to create a student centric environment.


75,000 sq. ft.


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stanford university school of medicine Palo Alto, California

HOK provided design services for the complete renovation of this 75,000 sq. ft. facility to house new, high-performance biomedical research labs. Using our innovative Researcher Profiling tool, we created a flexible lab model that combines wet and dry biomedical and bioengineering bench space with bioinformatics in a home base lab approximately twice the size of the previous models for the park.


66,000

sq. ft. addition

60,000

sq. ft. renovation


AG EN S T EI N H A L L A N D R EM I N G TO N H A L L S C I EN C E + M AT H EM AT I C S B U I L D I N G

missouri western state university St. Joseph, Missouri In an effort to create a “Science Gateway� for the University, Missouri Western State University updated their existing Science and Math Complex. Renovations and additions to the 40-year-old complex have allowed for the provision of 21st-century teaching labs and classrooms. HOK was selected to lead the school through an interactive programming and design process, based on the initiatives of Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL). The project included the addition of more than 66,000 square feet and renovation of the existing 60,000 squarefoot building.


225,000 sq. ft.


S C I EN C E H A L L R EN OVAT I O N + A D D I T I O N

william paterson university Wayne, New Jersey HOK programmed and designed a renovation and addition to WPU’s Science Facility. The design solution encompassed a building addition, modernization of existing labs, classrooms, assembly spaces, administrative offices and core facilities. Now a state-of-theart science teaching and research facility, it serves the Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Ecology, Physiology, Psychology, Anthropology, Math and Computer Science departments.


16,000 sq. ft.


AC C EL ER ATO R L A B O R ATO RY A N D O F F I C E E X PA N S I O N

biogenerator St. Louis, Missouri

Our team programmed and designed the nearly 16,000 sq. ft. expansion to include laboratories, offices and meeting spaces to be shared among the multiple start-up companies on the third floor of the CORTEX 1 Lab and Office Building (designed by HOK in 2006) which provided a solution that tripled the size of their existing Accelerator Lab facilities.


196,000 sq. ft.

4 LEED-NC PLATINUM


M U LT I -T EN A N T L A B O R ATO RY A N D O F F I C E B U I L D I N G AT C O R T E X B I O S C I EN C E D IS T R I C T

@4240 St. Louis, Missouri This facility is the third major building in the CORTEX district and houses state-of-the-art research laboratories and supporting amenities to fit a variety of tenant needs. The building supports flexible wet and dry laboratories, offices and a shared Common area with conference facilities and a cafĂŠ. Large floor plates and flexible MEP design allow for the facility to support a variety of tenants.


60,000 sq. ft.


N E W YO R K S C I EN C E & T EC H N O L O GY C EN T ER ( N YS &T C)

bioBAT inc. Brooklyn, New York HOK repurposed a 500,000 sq. ft. section of Cass Gilbert’s historic Brooklyn Army Terminal (BAT) converting nine stories of warehouse to support affordable laboratory and light manufacturing needs. Facilities are designed and implemented on an incremental basis with 60,000 sq. ft. of space ready and the remainder prepared for future laboratory.


310,000 sq. ft.

4 LEED-NC GOLD


DA N I EL K . I N O U Y E R EG I O N A L C EN T ER

national oceanic and atmospheric administration (noaa) Pearl Harbor, Hawaii HOK provided visioning, programming and design services for a significant adaptive reuse of two historic hangars, and new construction linking the two hangars to provide 310,000 square feet of space for a diverse range of functions including: research labs, the national data center, national weather service, and a range of administrative functions.


30,000 sq. ft.


R E V I TA L IZ AT I O N P R O J EC T

medical college of wisconsin Wauwatosa, Wisconsin HOK provided services to renovate existing space at the Medical College of Wisconsin. An update of gross anatomy facilities, as well lecture halls; allowed for the incorporation of technology applications, outlets for laptops, seating accommodations for team-based learning and opportunities for interactive learning.


22,000 sq. ft.


L A B + O F F I C E R EN OVAT I O N

confidential global life sciences company Gaithersburg, Maryland An animal health division of a multinational biotech company hired HOK to provide design services for a renovation to 28,700 sq. feet in what was formerly a vivarium space. The renovated facility supports the development of enzymes for chicken feed in upgraded and expanded space. The facility is approximately 40% laboratory space, 10% product fermentation suite and 50% office space.


500,000 sq. ft.


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

united states 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.


50,000 sq. ft.


C O R C O R A N H A L L R EN OVAT I O N

george washington university Washington, DC HOK designed this renovation of a 50,000 sq. ft. existing historic building for George Washington University. The design will focus on accommodating program space for the Department of Physics and general use classrooms. The goal of the project is to create spaces that are conducive to a collaborative and intellectual environment, while meeting the user’s needs and providing flexibility for growth.


11,200 sq. ft.


M ED I C A L D E V I C E I N N OVAT I O N L A B /O F F I C E

confidential global life sciences company Cambridge, Massachusetts This new space for a large, multinational pharmaceutical company was developed as part of an initiative to promote innovation and discovery in this client’s medical devices group. The new facility places a special emphasis on flexibility and adaptability. It includes Lab Space for testing and validation, a multidisciplinary Workspace, a Fabrication Lab and a Social Hub that facilitates collaboration.


14,500 sq. ft.


L A B E X PA N S I O N

acell inc. Columbia, Maryland

HOK provided design services for an expansion of 14,500 sq. feet of manufacturing space to support ACell’s skin graft manufacturing processes. The facility includes approximately 7,000 sq. ft. of ISO grade 7 and 8 spaces for GMP manufacturing. Future facilities and expansions in additional US and European locations are planned to support production of similar medical devices.


6,000 sq. ft.


L A B O R ATO RY A N D O F F I C E F I T- O U T

genzyme corporation Tampa, Florida Utilizing the third floor space of an existing speculative office building, HOK designed lab and office space to support Genzyme’s 24-7 genetic disease testing services for hospitals and research centers. Significant sustainable design strategies included daylighting, variable air flow fume hoods, energy star appliances and lab equipment where available, and a heat recovery system.


15,000 sq. ft.


K AV L I N A N O S C I EN C E I N S T I T U T E

california institute of technology Pasadena, California HOK programmed, designed and developed centralized, multi-user laboratories for research in nanostructure synthesis, fabrication and characterization through the renovation of the basement of an existing building. The facility also incorporates a virtual conferencing facility, office space and collaborative interaction space.


designing places that work for people.


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

HOK S+T Facility Renovation Experience  

A portfolio of HOK Science + Technology group's science and technology facility renovation experience.