Project consisted of interior selective demolition of existing support space and interior renovation into two research laboratories for scientists to study microbiomes and how they influence complex environmental conditions and animal health. This is the first laboratory in the world to conduct this unique research. To make the floor plan contiguous, new floor in‐fill was framed and sheathed to match existing finish floor elevation. In order to facilitate the new laboratory’s plumbing needs, new tie‐ins to existing piping located in a difficult to access location was required. In addition to the new laboratory spaces, a new 2‐hr rated storage room was created adjacent to the laboratory in a main corridor/ramp of the museum. Troop performed general contracting and onsite construction supervision/quality control services, as well as self‐performed laborer work.
Value: $260,000 Architect reference available upon request.