Browsing: Life Sciences

Columbia University will soon begin construction on New York City’s first all-electric academic research building. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF), the 80,700-sf building for the university’s Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons will provide eight floors of biomedical research and lab facilities as well as symposium and community engagement spaces.

As the life sciences sector has exploded in recent years, developers have jumped at the opportunity to repurpose commercial office space and other buildings for research and office space. But another type of life sciences facility is emerging—and bringing with it a new set of real estate requirements and expertise.

One of the biggest benefits of being part of the STOBG family is leveraging one another’s strengths. This month, our Quality 360° team partnered with experienced life sciences builder and Structure Tone Boston superintendent, Jim Mulkern, to discuss best practices during one of the most critical processes of any life sciences project—air duct leak testing.