Universities have seen a surge in science and nursing-focused students, creating a higher demand for state-of-the-art laboratory space. As a result, Oakland Community College administrators commissioned the development of options for improvements to the existing science facility on its Southfield campus.
PBA provided MEP engineering services for the project which included a 65,000 square foot addition and 15,000 square foot renovation. The 2-level addition included eight new laboratories and four new preparatory labs on the second level, as well as a service basement. In the interest of saving space, all laboratories have a shared lab equipped for both demonstration set-up and research capabilities. A completely renovated nursing laboratory suite, along with a surgical and respiratory therapy laboratory, highlights the expanding health science department.
The facility’s lighting system consists of multiple light sources such as incandescent, fluorescent, metal halide and light emitting diodes provided by direct, direct/indirect, indirect, surface, lay-in and cove mounted fixtures. Low voltage lighting controls are utilized throughout the building
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