State Diagnostic Laboratory
Salas O’Brien delivered mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering excellence for the State Diagnostic Laboratory at Auburn University in Alabama.
Auburn University was founded in 1859 as a small, private liberal arts school. Today with nearly 25,000 students enrolled, it is one of the largest universities in Alabama—a coed, comprehensive land-, sea-, and space-grant institution with over 140 formal undergraduate majors and a vibrant, nationally renowned sports team. Some of the school’s notable alumni include the acclaimed college football coach Vince Dooley and NASA astronaut Kathryn Thornton, the second American woman to walk in space.
This project involved the university’s State Diagnostic Laboratory, a building housing a variety of labs including those designated for Bacteriology, Mycology, Clinical Pathology, Hemostasis, Histopathology, Molecular Diagnostics, Necropsy, Parasitology, Pythium Serology, Mucormycosis Serology, and Serology-Virology, as well as a biosafety lab. The client needed an engineering partner with experience designing for critical laboratory environments.
The Salas O’Brien team performed mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering services for this over 50,000-square-foot structure. Our solutions support the main building’s operation as well as each of the laboratories’ critical environment design needs.
Our firm’s work ensured the efficiency of the laboratory environments at this key laboratory facility. The finished building provides a safe and comfortable environment for researchers to work.