This expansion and renovation will optimize workflow and modernize the laboratories to allow for increased testing within the Chemistry, Air Quality and Water Quality/Bio-Chem divisions.
A 50,000-sf, two story expansion will create a new main entrance and connect two existing buildings, completing an interior courtyard. Three existing buildings, which house most of the laboratory space, will receive full interior renovations. Lab types in the renovated space include Nutrients & Wet Chemistry, Algae, Volatiles, Extractions, PFAs and Biochemistry. Approximately 10,800-sf of lab space for the Metals, Microbiology and Air Quality departments will be housed in the new building.
Interior and exterior educational displays are key to the campus design, which will reflect the mission of the DEQ and serve as a teaching tool for students and visitors. The lobby will showcase a laboratory simulation area for the public to learn testing procedures and the importance of the department to the state.
The laboratories provide a wide range of services and tests that play a critical role in protecting the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of North Carolina.
Other programmatic spaces include offices, conferences rooms, education/visitors center and a warehouse.
Raleigh, North Carolina
Laboratory programming, planning and design