Location: Austin, TX
On a design team lead by HOK, Tom Green & Company Engineers, Inc. (TGCE) provided support MEP engineering for this LEED Gold certified BSL-2/vivarium, design/build pediatric research center. The support role includes MEP engineering for a 20,000 SF vivarium on the first floor and 40,000 SF of laboratory spaces on the second and third floors.
Special VAV MEP systems were used to meet LEED, energy efficiency, performance, and maintenance requirements. The 3D design was also “hyper-tracked” - occurring in approximately six months (including programming) compared to a normal schedule of eighteen months for this type of project.