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Additional Research Labs

Southern Arizona Health Care System

Tucson, AZ



Southern Arizona VAHCS

6,400 SF

Construction Cost

Completion Date
Professional Services 2015

Construction 2017


Additional Information

This expansion included a 6,400 SF addition of medical research laboratories and laboratory support space for the study of human brain samples. This project faced several challenges. First, the site had limited area to build on and all options introduced potential site drainage issues. Second, the dry desert air required oversizing HVAC units to provide comparable cooling loads. Finally, any project that is adjacent to an existing, active laboratory requires careful planning and phasing to assure that the existing space remains fully functional. Spur worked diligently with the VA staff to provide the best possible solutions and the is a seamless addition to the existing facility that accommodates everything needed for researchers to further their advancements.

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