X-ray Crystallography & Animal Histopathology Core Labs
Chapel Hill, NC
X-ray Crystallography
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.