The BMR Laboratory is currently located in rented space that no longer fulfills the needs of the Bureau to accommodate additional staff and increased demand for services. The FDA-certified lab, which operates 24/7, houses shellfish testing wet lab, water sampling lab, and marine law enforcement. Laboratory and support spaces include:
This study considers two options for relocating the laboratory: reuse of existing state-owned space and new construction. Conceptual planning accommodates program needs for 90 staff; 50 to 120 visitors attending regular meetings, hearings, training classes and webinars; consolidation of storage; multi-level security; efficient adjacencies; regulatory requirements and NYS codes.
Albany, New York
Laboratory programming and concept planning, existing conditions analysis, cost modeling