To keep pace with growth and enhance the security and integrity of their laboratory spaces, the FDA decided to relocate their operations in Lenexa, Kansas, with the help of Henderson Engineers. This full-service analytical laboratory will test food, feeds, and dietary supplements for toxic elements, metals contamination, mycotoxins, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and industrial chemicals.

Our mechanical systems designs consist of hydronic heating and chilled water cooling plants, laboratory supply, exhaust systems for the labs and lab support spaces, and a variable air volume air handling system for the office/administration areas. Both air handling units will share a common supply and outdoor air plenum, which enables operation changeover between them.

Throughout the building, LED lighting will be used with daylighting and occupancy controls to promote energy savings. Multi-level switching and dimming capabilities will also be incorporated to allow for maximum end-user flexibility. The relocation of this laboratory will allow the FDA to continue meeting the challenges, trends, and influences impacting these types of facilities — both in the present and future.


Lenexa, KS

Project Size

Approx. 59,000 SF


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