University Architect

SI/SR Lab Renovations, Phase 2

Scope of Work:  Following the successful recent completion of seven renovated labs, CSU’s continuing goal for its science teaching and research facilities is a continuing and sustained effort to repurpose existing space in the science facilities to build open, flexible, interactive learning environments. The intent of the interior renovations will be to address areas on 4th floor of SI and the 2nd floor of SR. The target number of instructional labs to be renovated is 4-5, approximately 9,000 sf and will focus on Biology and Chemistry, including Organic, Analytical, Physical and possibly Pharmaceutical labs. The target may vary from the goal depending on project funding.

The intent of the research lab portion is to renovate multiple labs focused on CSU’s noted Center for Gene Regulation in Health and Disease (GRHD). GRHD was launched in 2008 with a grant from the Ohio Third Frontier Commission’s Research Scholars Program. The Center focuses on research to improve understanding of biological processes and how malfunctions of these processes result in various diseases.  GRHD is comprised of 14 faculty researchers representing three departments in the College of Sciences and Health Professions. The primary focus will be on centralized, cross discipline labs, including shared equipment, instrumentation and imaging. The target is to renovate between 4,000-6,000 sf of GRHD focused spaces. These labs may range in size from 150 – 1,500 sf. A priority list of labs will be developed in conjunction with the POR. The total number of labs renovated will be dependent upon availability of swing space and the anticipated construction costs.


Project Cost: $7.225 M

Architect:  Van Auken Akins Architects

CMR:  Welty Building Company

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OFCC Posting # 297 Publish Date: 05/01/2018

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