Samumed

Project Location
San Diego, CA

Owner 
Samumed

Architect 
Ware Malcomb

Market
Science + Technology, Special Projects

Services
General Contracting, Preconstruction

Region
Southern California

Swinerton Office Location
San Diego, California

Keywords
Chemistry and Biology Lab Space, Procedure Rooms, Surgery Rooms, Cryogenic Storage, Vivarium

The tenant improvement project overhauled a three-story, 69,000-square-foot building. The first floor consists of lab space that includes a vivarium; chemistry and biology labs; shipping and receiving; meeting rooms; and the main breakroom. The second and third floors house offices, conference rooms, and additional breakrooms.

Work also included the installation of specialized lab equipment, such as bulk LN2 tanks; a VRF system; a cold room; and an autoclave with a clean steam generator and cage washer. The team self-performed metal studs, drywall, and concrete.  Overhead MEP activities were a challenge, as there was already limited space overhead. BIM modeling was utilized on all MEP systems throughout all floors, along with resolving MEP clashes with the fire-rated assembly.