The University of South Florida College of Public Health Global Health Infectious Disease Research Program (GHIDR) and The Center for Biological Defense (CBD) are quickly becoming the national hub for the study of new and emerging global infectious diseases. The program is attracting many world-class researchers.
Gresham, Smith and Partners was selected as the lead designer and trusted advisor for over 15,000-SF laboratory research suites for GHIDR and CBD including BSL-2 laboratories, and ABSL-3 animal facilities. It also contains a new state-of-the-art 1,500 SF Insectary where scientists study emerging and re-emerging vector-borne global infectious diseases such as malaria, Eastern equine encephalitis, West Nile virus, filariasis, and leishmaniasis.
ARCHITECT: Jeff Talka, AIA, Gresham, Smith & Partners.
CLIENT: University of South Florida College of Public Health.
LOCATION: Tampa, Florida.
ENGINEER: Affiliated Engineers, Inc.
CONTRACTOR: Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
TYPE: Research Laboratory.
SCOPE: Tenant Improvement.
GHIDR INSECTARY: 1,500-SF
CBD RENOVATION: 5,000-SF
PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS: 10,000-SF
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
PROJECT COORDINATOR: Schematic design; Design development; Mechanical, electrical, plumbing engineering coordination; Construction documentation; Construction observation.
CAD: Bentley Microstation.