University at Buffalo- Innovation Labs HUB
Foit-Albert Associates conducted programming, schematic design, design documentation, construction documents, and construction administration for a space in the recently completely Jacobs School of Medicine. A 5,000 square foot space within the new building was shelled during the initial Medical School project. The Innovation Lab project allows for the School of Medicine to complete the mission of co-locating researchers with similar focuses in the new downtown medical campus.
The scope of the services included Programming, Schematic Design, Design Manual, Construction Documentation, and Construction Administration
The Innovation Labs Project included 5,000 square feet of lab space located on the 5th floor of the recently completed Jacobs School of Medicine. The Developmental Genomics Group is currently located in another building on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, but works closely with the researchers at the new Medical School. Moving the researchers to 5th floor space at the Medical School will allow for cross-departmental synergies and align with UB goals for the new downtown campus.
The renovation project merged the existing lab fit-out with the new lab spaces. The goal of this project was to create an efficient work environment while maintaining the existing building design.
This area is located off the main atrium and consists of Open Lab, Tissue Culture, Fume Hood, Environmental Room, Lab Support and Linear Equipment spaces.
The Jacobs School of Medicine is located in a very busy downtown location. The renovation is located on the 5th floor of an active lab building. The Design Team worked closely with UB Facilities to understand the constraints of the building and the occupants in the adjacent lab spaces. The Team worked to understand construction site limitations to find a solution that worked with the University needs.