ALS Laboratory in Houston is a part of one of the largest environmental testing laboratory networks in the world. PDG Architects designed their 39,600 SF lab in an existing concrete tilt wall shell building. Our scope of work included programming, space planning, construction documentation and permitting of the facility. The original 39,600 SF ground floor was augmented by the addition of 12,680 SF of mezzanine including an open stairs and elevator.
Natural light is provided by a series of windows cut into the tilt-wall and is further filtered into the space by the use of glass sidelights at offices and shared spaces. Core viewing rooms have high ceilings, specialty lighting and flexibility through the use of operable partitions that can divide the space. The core viewing areas feature hospitality style finished, lounge seating and break areas.