Scaife Hall Pathology Labs

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Project Synopsis

Scaife Hall is a 1950’s clinical and biomedical research facility with ten floors of laboratory space located in the heart of the University of Pittsburgh medical campus. This renovation was required to convert outmoded, deteriorated laboratories on the 7th floor to meet current safety and design standards for Department of Pathology research initiatives for four divisions: Neuropathology, Laboratory Medicine, Molecular Genomic, and Experimental. The project was designed and constructed in two phases Phase 1, the SE wing was approximately 8,300 sf and Phase 2, the SW wing was approximately 5,900 sf. The new design transformed the previously cellular labs into a dynamic environment that is open, flexible, and collaborative. Natural lighting is extended from the perimeter courtyard to all fully occupied spaces. The space provided excellent connectivity between researcher workstations and bench areas, improving workflow and enabling open resource sharing which will foster scientific collaboration. The project also provided significant improvements to the infrastructure and utility distribution systems.

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