X-ray Crystallography & Animal Histopathology Core Labs
Chapel Hill, NC
||The UNC Biomolecular X-ray Crystallography Facility provides resources and training for single crystal diffraction pattern data collection and processing. The center also assists researchers in carrying out analyses of their biological molecules, including screening for crystallization conditions with a highthroughput, 96-well, robotic crystallization workstation. GS Architecture provided full architectural services to design and convert office space into a state-of-theart X-Ray Crystallography Lab for the University of North Carolina’s School of Medicine.
To support UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Animal Histopathology Core Facility, run by a board-certified veterinary pathologist, offers high-quality preparation and processing of frozen and fixed tissue sections, along with education regarding appropriate harvesting, fixation, and selection of histological procedures.
GS Architecture, coordinating closely with the MEP consultant and lab casework manufacturer, laid out a plan that balanced the lab’s need to accommodate client reception in close proximity to sample-processing with biohazardous chemicals.
In a time-critical procurement environment, in which efficient information gathering and design was essential to ensure full project funding, the project team developed an aggressive fast-track schedule. GS Architecture led the team to complete the design and documentation a month earlier than scheduled.