National Institute of Health – Rocky Mountain Laboratories Building #31

  • Category
  • Size
    29,700 s.f.
  • Complete
    September 2008
  • Location
    Hamilton, Montana

Terrorism defense a design factor for government medical laboratory

The medical laboratory design experts at Davis Partnership Architects faced special challenges with a new building for this federal research campus. Along with a technologically advanced laboratory for insect genome research, an equally crucial goal was to provide physical safety for NIH researchers and staff against terrorist threats. The design for the new three-level, 29,000 square-foot building includes new labs, as well as administrative offices and a graphic arts studio facility – all within a blast resistant structure. Blast-resistant precast armor for the laboratory’s exterior walls was used with brick veneer and trimmed with ornamental metal panels. The façades are articulated with large punched windows of blast-resistant glass. [Read More]

Project Scope

  • Architecture
  • Research

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