CHEMISTRY FLEXIBLE LABORATORY AND VIVARIUM CONVERSION
The project converted 6,300 square feet of vivarium space into 3,000 square feet of flexible laboratory space and 3,300 square feet of IWP with a break area. Flexible laboratory included 14 low-flow fume hoods and mobile casework. The project utilized a flexible utility layout with ceiling interface panels and utility distribution piping with quick disconnects.
The renovation of a 2,900-square-foot laboratory space included 2,500 square feet of open lab space and 500 square feet for a cell culture lab. Spaces were separated using a demountable wall system mounted to a service ceiling. The service ceiling is laid out in an 8’x8’ grid system, which allows for service columns and walls to be easily relocated. Building utility systems were routed in a loop with quick disconnects every 5 feet to allow for movement of service columns. Electricity was routed using a bus duct system to allow for easy relocation of electrical equipment. Energy-saving features include LED lights, low-flow fume hoods with zone presence sensors and sash monitors, and a VAV HVAC system.
Conversion of Shortridge Middle School from a Theater/Arts Magnet to a Government/Law Magnet Middle & High School. Mussett Nicholas Associates assisted Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) in programming the facility for grades six through twelve.
Air-conditioning was added with complete upgrading of mechanical, electrical, controls, and intercom systems. A complete re-roof of the historic building was included, along with limestone restoration and masonry repairs. Installing a new kitchen was included in this project.
Hilton Garden Inn purchased a Historic Office Building in Downtown Indianapolis to convert into a hotel.
Mussett Nicholas Associates designed mechanical systems for compliance with ASHRAE62 fresh ventilation standards, and air-to-air heat recovery, building exhaust, and pool room ventilation.
New building services included wet standpipes and full sprinkler protection system, emergency generator, DDC HVAC control system, fire alarm system, VAV system boxes and air handlers for the conference center and atrium, four-pipe fan and coil units for suites, lighting, electrical service, sanitary and vent piping, and domestic and cold water distribution.
MNA responsibilities included:
Integrated Accessible Ceiling Plan into the Corridor Hard Ceiling Planned by the Architect to Maintain Access to Important Mechanical Systems
Commercial Renovation of Historical Office Building into a Hotel
Mussett Nicholas Associates assisted Plainfield Community Schools in programming the facility for grades six through eight. Master planning for renovation work was staged over several summers to allow the school to remain functional and occupied. Decommissioning a centrally located pool, separating the school property from the town’s overloaded storm system, relocating kindergarten classrooms to three elementary schools, and interior remodels of the high school were all part of this project.
Conversion of Plainfield High School to Middle School
Cook Pharmica included laboratory and cleanroom design, material storage, and support areas design, as well as mechanical and electrical utility systems design. Occupancy was available seven months following initiation of design.
Pharmaceutical Lab and Manufacturing Building
425,000 Square Feet
2006 ABC Indiana Merit Shop Construction Award: Industrial Over $10 Million Excellence Winner
Midwest Construction Best of 2006 Awards: Industrial Award of Merit