Saint Louis University’s latest and largest research project to date needed an open area lab space on multiple floors that would encourage interaction of scientists, be a recruiting tool to attract necessary researchers, allow growth with flexibility, and enhance the theme of a “green” building.
Ravensberg Incorporated carefully coordinated with SLU’s contractor, designers, and architects throughout the planning and design process. Immediate and constant feedback was given on design questions and budget updates. To create space flexibility, open interaction between scientists, and to help achieve its goal of an extremely environmentally-friendly building, Ravensberg installed “Maximizer” counter mounted shelving systems, giving researchers flexibility to delete, add, or change shelving/storage needs quickly and promote interaction with its open views. Vertical service pedestals located between uprights opened up the counter space for equipment and procedures. The cabinets chosen were made of LEED certified Maple wood, which helped the building achieve its goal of an extremely environmentally-friendly building. All installed interior laboratory products were Hamilton Laboratory Furniture and Fume Hoods, a division of Thermo Fisher Scientific.