Toxicology Testing Laboratory Campus

RS&H provided programming, master planning, architectural design, and phasing strategy services for the design and multiphased construction of a new 293,000-square-foot Toxicology Testing Laboratory Campus for an international contract research organization.

As the first phase of the research campus, this 293,000-square-foot facility houses a toxicology laboratory and full-service vivarium for small animals and non-human primates. The vivarium is supported by a full-cage wash and decontamination suite, gown and garb areas, surgery suites, and radiology suites. Laboratories include testing laboratories for dose formulations and analysis, analytical chemistry, bio-analytical high-throughput labs, immunochemistry, necropsy, histology, pathology, and clinical pathology.

Support functions include offices, conference facilities, a cafeteria, maintenance shops, and physical plant facilities. The facility is designed to accommodate efficiencies identified through a Six Sigma Process. Each area is developed based upon principles of process-driven analysis with the ability to expand each function as the facility's needs increase.

The full campus build-out supports a doubling of initial research capacity and includes a clinical research unit housing 75 volunteers for Phase I and II drug testing.

The campus site plan is carefully designed to allow the maximum functional efficiency with amenities, such as picnic and jogging areas within a secure campus boundary. Features include indigenous landscaping, retention areas, and separate visitor and staff entrances. Together, the campus provides a consistent corporate image of effective and efficient science in an innovative and stimulating campus environment.

Project Information

Chandler, Arizona

293,000 Square Feet

2010 City of Chandler Architectural Excellence Award