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Viridis Laboratories

Straights Facilities Expansion and Renovation

Viridis Laboratories is expanding operations and renovating their current facility to allow for increased analytical capabilities that will include cannabis and infused food products testing.

Labs and support space within the building would include an analytical lab, material accessioning, inspection, secured storage, homogenization lab, microbiology lab, heavy materials prep, instrument room and heavy metals instrument room.

Because of the sensitive nature of the testing within the facility, security within the building and around the site is of the utmost importance. Visitors will be at a minimum, but Viridis would like to provide a tour path for guests to view the facility and process via the stairs above the bio vestibule leading into an observation deck.

The building design must be flexible and adaptable for future needs and technology, as well as provide an inviting and collaborative work environment to employees. Equally important is creating an environment that instills confidence in future customers from the industry.

HERA created test layouts, environmental design criteria and schematic design scenarios to provide a framework and basis for moving forward with decisions and further design development.

Viridis Laboratories ensures the health and safety within the cannabis industry by testing cannabis products for potency and purity, and reports results of this testing to consumers, manufacturers and regulatory agencies.


Bay City, Michigan


14,600 gross square feet


Program of Requirements and conceptual design



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