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Allan P. Colburn Hall, Laboratory & Chemical Engineering Building

  • The $23 Million addition to the Allan P. Colburn Laboratory & Chemical Engineering Building at the University of Delaware consisted of 50% renovation and 50% new construction.
  • The project included a new 40,000 square foot addition, designed and constructed as Phase I. A central common vertical utility spine was an integral part of the engineering, designed to serve both the Phase I addition and Phase II renovations. The existing 60,000 square foot, four-story laboratory facility underwent major mechanical/electrical/life safety systems upgrades to meet current codes and standards, and future loads.
  • Phase I was constructed while the existing building was occupied allowing research to continue, unabated.
  • The research facility required a unique program of chemistry, biochemistry, and polymer laboratories, faculty offices, classrooms and lecture halls. Lab planning focused on a standard generic research module and shared support spaces for all the science disciplines.
  • A significant effort went into the design of roof mounted mechanical equipment within an enclosured structure to preserve the aesthetic Georgian character of this architecturally iconic campus landmark.

Other Projects with University of Delaware: DuPont Hall; Townsend Hall Renovations

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