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LifeLink Tissue Bank & Processing Center

LifeLink is a non-profit community service organization dedicated to the recovery and transplantation of an increasing number of high-quality organs and tissues for transplant therapy. The LifeLink Foundation works sensitively, diligently, and compassionately with donor families to facilitate the donation of desperately needed organs and tissues for waiting patients.

As the first phase of a 130,000-square-foot campus Master Plan, the LifeLink Tissue Bank and Processing Center houses complete laboratories, clean rooms, and cryogenic storage for harvesting, processing, and banking human tissue (allografts) for surgical implantation. The allografts are utilized in almost all surgical disciplines, including orthopedic, neurology, gynecology, cardiac surgery, burn care, and many others.

The facility contains six GTP clean room processing modules (Class 1,000, ISO 6) for the cleaning and processing of allografts, pre-process and post-process corridor protocols (Class 100,000, ISO 8), sterilization suites, Allowash® and demineralization suites (Call 1,000, ISO 6), microbiology laboratories, QA/QC functions, hospital services autopsy suites, and cryogenic storage areas.

RS&H designed the facility to allow efficient process flows and adhere to FDA and AATB standards. The process areas are supported by a mechanical interstitial space above for ease of maintenance. Without compromising the clean rooms below, this interstitial space further strengthens the concept for expandability and adaptability in the future. 

RS&H developed the project in BIM Revit software.

UF College of Engineering Renovations

RS&H provided architectural and structural planning and design services for the partial remodel of four floors of four separate buildings housing the University of Florida's (UF) College of Engineering. The buildings, which range in age from 30 to 40 years, include Nuclear Science, Benton Hall, Larsen Hall, and Weil Hall.

The project, which was completed without interrupting existing functions, included HVAC upgrades and the remodeling of existing spaces into wet and dry lab space. The laboratories consist of microfluidics labs, optical analysis labs, wet chemistry labs, and generic graduate research labs for engineering and multidisciplinary research. The team also designed renovations to classrooms, telecommunication closets, restrooms, and building halls. 

Asbestos abatement was required on each of the floors, and selective demolition was required in order to maintain existing functions. RS&H developed the entire project in BIM Revit.

The renovations also included numerous sustainable features that have led to LEED certifications for both Weil and Larsen Halls. Benton Hall has achieved Silver Certification. RS&H's effective coordination and open communication as project architect in this design-build effort with CPPI and UF leadership was essential to the team's success.

FMWR Academy

RS&H served as the design-build Designer of Record for the Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR) Academy, which is LEED Silver certified. The 21,000-square-foot building consists of classrooms, a student lounge, and an administrative wing.  

The classroom area consists of multipurpose, divisible classrooms containing SMART Boards and ceiling mounted projectors/projection screens capable of video teleconferencing. The student lounge seats 24 students with an additional four at computer stations, and it extends to a concrete outdoor patio area with seating. The administration wing includes offices, break rooms, a secured patio entrance/exit, a building manager office with workstations for four, a large conference and resource room, a production room with an attached storage room, a communication room, a general storage room, restrooms, and mechanical and electrical rooms.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Hangar

RS&H is serving as the Designer of Record for a new, 130,000-square-foot Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) hangar at Fort Hood. In addition to the 12 maintenance bays, the facility will provide maintenance and shop areas, tool, equipment and gear storages area, as well as flight planning, operations and troop support facilities, and general administrative areas for two companies.  

The project is being designed using BIM and required extensive site development design. Site elements include eight acres of 8-inch Portland Cement Concrete apron, a new 1,200-foot long taxiway, taxiway lighting, entry road extension, access roads, POV parking lot, five storm detention ponds, an AFFF detention pond and diversion system, two remote fire pumping stations, over five miles of 16-inch watermain, a 3,000-GPM domestic water pumping station, and an elevated 500,000-gallon water storage tank. All utilities were designed to accommodate a future, adjacent hangar.

In order to achieve energy consumption of 40-percent less than ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007, the proposed project includes sustainable design features, such as high efficiency building envelope, HVAC, lighting/electrical, and solar domestic hot water/plumbing systems. All selected systems have EPA Energy Star or FEMP designations. The new facility is on track to earn LEED Silver Certification.

Headquarters Command and Control Facility

RS&H prepared a design-build request for proposal (RFP), including conducting a project programming charrette, completing design analyses, and establishing cost estimates for the design, engineering services, site preparation, and construction of a 123,842-square-foot Headquarters Command and Control Facility to house the Special Operations Command South (SOC SOUTH). SOC SOUTH was moved to Homestead Air Reserve Base during the military review process due to the base realignment and closure (BRAC) of US Naval Station Roosevelt Roads.

The three-story headquarters facility will include general purpose administrative/office areas and house a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF), including sensitive items storage. The design incorporates sustainable features to conserve and protect natural resources as much as possible. The facility is designed to earn LEED Silver Certification upon construction completion, and the building envelope, heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, service water heating, power and lighting systems, are designed to achieve an energy consumption that is at least 30-percent below the consumption of a baseline building meeting the minimum requirements of ASHRAE 90.1.