The challenge

To support NIAAA’s Division of Intramural Clinical and Biological Research, NIH needed to renovate 1,700 square feet of animal holding and research space at its campus. They needed specialized rooms to support their ongoing and upcoming behavioral research while minimizing the extent of the renovation.

Our solution

We designed the spaces for surgery and animal holding as well as specialized behavioral rooms that accommodate specific HVAC and lighting requirements. One room is designed for a regular diurnal light cycle while the other is designed on a reverse cycle ensuring the circadian rhythms of the test subjects can be manipulated independently.