Jacobs School of Medicine
Foit-Albert Associates, as a subconsultant to HOK, provided architecture, engineering and surveying services on a State University Construction Fund project that built a new 620,000 sf School of Medicine and Biomedical Science at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
For the design and construction components of the project, Foit-Albert Associates’ architectural services were twofold. One team prepared a condition report on the existing NFTA train station, reviewed project-related planning documents in preparation for community outreach meetings,and conducted a zoning review and report. Architectural technicians prepared the 3D models for coordination and use with the entire project team. Foit-Albert’s Project Managers participated in meetings with the NFTA and community entities.
Another team of Foit-Albert staff worked closely with HOK as embedded team members performing architectural design, detailing and construction administration services. Foit-Albert was responsible for design and detailing of several spaces, submittal review, BIM model coordination and maintenance, structural coordination, 3D MEP clash detection and setting up live digital submittal and RFI review for use with all consultants.
Foit-Albert later transitioned that embedded team as full-time on-site Architectural representatives performing construction administration services for the design of a new 620,000 sf LEED building.
Foit-Albert’s civil engineering team compiled existing utility information, determined proposed flows and design loads for utility infrastructure, and determined whether sufficient capacity existed within the current sanitary sewer and water systems to support the needs of a new 500,000 sf building.
Foit-Albert Associates surveying team utilized 3D laser imaging technology to verify the exterior and interior construction of the Allen-Hospital Station building. This allowed for accurate building models and for the ability to compare current conditions to the record contract documents. Using 3D scan information, Foit-Albert staff constructed a 3D model of the existing subway station incorporated into the final design.
Sampling and testing of asbestos and hazardous materials were included in the scope of services provided by Foit-Albert Associates’ environmental scientist. The removal of hazardous materials took place during the construction phase of work.
This project achieved a LEED Gold Rating.