Regional Diagnostics Testing Facility
Lab of the future
Offering the most extensive clinical testing network in the United States, this client operates laboratories in most major metropolitan areas as well as internationally. Their testing capabilities include routine biological testing, complex and specialized molecular and gene-based testing, and anatomic pathology.
Working with design consultant Mark Cavagnero Associates, Flad has developed a 250,000-square-foot regional testing lab, one of the largest diagnostic testing facilities in the country. In order to support clinical testing, the project includes 175,000 square feet of laboratory space and areas for sample receipt, visitor entry, and warehousing on the main floor. The facility includes fully automated, semi-automated, and manual operations. The second floor features a cafeteria, town hall spaces, offices, and a viewing platform above the automated processing lines.
Lean/3P design sessions held as part of Flad's pre-programming and lab/design planning services helped the client provide layout solutions not only for this facility, but also for future labs in its network. The architectural and engineering design represents the client's "lab of the future" and incorporates state-of-the-art elements in the laboratory, laboratory support, business support, and overall mechanical system design. The goal of the project is to lower facility costs, lower labor costs through automation, improve productivity, lower the cost of supplies, and create operational flow efficiencies.
Project TypeScience & Technology