Project Description

DeMaria worked with Ascension Health and Dorchen Martin Associates to relocate and expand the hospital’s existing infectious disease research lab. The lab was relocated to the Mack Office building where the rest of the department is located. The new space has a main lab, three smaller labs, a pharmacy, offices, a conference room, and a break room. The project included a complete gut of a 3,700 sf suite to create a new layout to fit the department’s needs. New finishes were installed throughout including vinyl flooring, doors & hardware, millwork, lab casework, and furniture. New mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems were also installed such as LED lighting, exhaust air, an RO water system, medical gases, and a generator so the lab could still function during a power outage.

Staff at the center will conduct research to develop enhanced diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive strategies to combat serious infectious diseases. The expanded space also will increase opportunities for training infectious disease doctors and scientists. The clinical research area will provide a home for clinical studies involving new therapeutics and vaccines against infectious diseases. It also will expand the hospital’s infectious diseases laboratory and allow for the development of new testing methodologies.



Project Highlights


MARKET: Health Care

OWNER: Ascension Health

ENGINEER/ARCHITECT: Dorchen Martin Associates