Columbia Stem Cell Initiative Research Lab

A new research facility for the Columbia Stem Cell Initiative supports its research into the potential of stem cells for human health. This project renovated existing laboratories and support spaces into a new, laboratory facility to meet the modern research needs of the department and allow their programs to progress.

Fact Sheet

Project Location: William Black Building/Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons Building

Client: Columbia Stem Cell Initiative

Project Program: The new facility houses both a large and small open wet bench research laboratories, shared equipement and freezer rooms, administrative and support spaces as well as the following additional laboratories:

  • Histology Laboratory
  • Tissue Culture Laboratory
  • Microscopy Laboratory
  • Flow Cytometry Core Laboratory
  • Embryonic Stem Cell Culture Laboratory
  • Embryonic Stem Cell Core Laboratory
  • Isolation Laboratory

Project Scope: The work included the demolition of the existing space, new partitions, flooring, ceilings, office furniture, laboratory casework and new data and telephone infrastructure. New electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems were installed and tied into the base building infrastructure, and all horizontal distribution ductwork and controls were replaced.

Project Area: 12,393 sq. ft.

Special Feature(s) or Highlight(s): a living wall in the break room

Architect: EYP Architecture & Engineering

MEP Engineer: R.G. Vanderweil Engineers, LLP

Commissioning Agent: GHC Facility Consultants, Inc.

Contractor: Caldwell & Walsh Building Construction, Inc.

Completion: 2019