Design might be complete on the new LA Biomed project, but construction-related activity for Project Manager Greg Orozco and his team is just beginning. Over the last week of June, DPR Construction exported 3,500 cubic yards of soil in preparation for the project’s mat foundation. The new foundation will require 3,000 cubic yards of concrete, about the size of an Olympic swimming pool. This month construction begins on the a new 4-story, 85,000 square foot Research Laboratory Building (Research A) and new 15,000 square foot free standing Biomedical Resources Center (Vivarium Facility). Features include flexible wet and dry research spaces as well as conference and dining facilities, designed in a modular configuration to adapt over time to a changing mix of clinical research, wet lab research, and dry/ computational research.
Located across 10.25 acres of the 75-acre Harbor UCLA Medical Center campus in Torrance, CA, LA BioMed is one of the nation’s largest independent, not-for-profit biomedical research institutes. Jensen+Partners led the master plan process, which identified three new, four-story research laboratory buildings, a new campus center, new 500-car parking structure, new campus quadrangles and gardens and a new campus entrance. ZGF is the architect for the Phase 1 Implementation, which is slated for completion in 2019.