The Wexford Biomedical Campus Laboratory building has seven stories above grade with a sub-grade basement lab that is part of the first phase of what will ultimately be a multi-building biomedical research campus and mixed-use development. The project was designed as a shell project with flexibility for office and laboratory spaces in different tenant areas. This provided many challenges, such as designing for future flexibility since the final tenancies and layouts were unknown.

The initial mechanical design was based around rooftop air cooled chillers. Energy model was used at schematic design as a tool to challenge this system and show the relatively short payback for switching to a more expensive water cooled system. Our team completed additional studies during the schematic design phase to look at the shading performance and glazing selections. In the design development and CD phases, LEED Baseline models were completed alongside Proposed model updates with the final LEED submission showing a 16% savings over theĀ  baseline.

Location

Phoenix, AZ

Project Size

Approx. 125,000 SF

Services

Code Consulting, Electrical, Fire & Life Safety, Mechanical, Plumbing, Sustainability

Certification

LEED Gold Certification in Progress



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