This project is a conversion of a warehouse into a new lab for engineering researchers and graduate art students.
The lab spaces were built within the existing structure with their own envelope so that proper lab pressurization can be maintained. The lab exhaust systems and outside air systems are designed to operate at varying air change rates to accommodate 3 lab modes: unoccupied, occupied and maximum purpose. The lab millwork, plumbing and exhaust systems are designed so that changes to the configuration can easily occur to meet future laboratory needs.
Laboratories are typically heavy consumers of energy. In order to meet UBO’s energy objectives, the following energy saving initiatives were employed: