Cornell University Science Building Renovations

In support of a ten-year master plan for the Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), C&S Companies performed full-service architectural and engineering design and construction administration in the renovation of Bradfield Hall, Plant Science Building, and Bruckner Hall. The 50,000 square feet of teaching laboratories, classrooms, and offices includes surge spaces and permanent relocations for several CALS departments, requiring critical analysis of available infrastructure, including specialty gases, HVAC, exhaust, and telecommunications. C&S provided full architectural and engineering design services to the university, as well as critical move planning, phasing, and cost estimating. Through building information modeling, C&S created intelligent models of the laboratory spaces to capture equipment information, quantity take-offs of materials, and end user buy-in.

Laboratory surge space construction required critical analysis of available infrastructure, including specialty gases, HVAC, exhaust, and telecommunications. With the temporary nature of surge spaces, the economical approach is to perform the minimum construction required for teaching functions. Together with the university, C&S created a well-crafted work plan to minimize construction spending and accommodate the educational needs of the CALS departments while the master plan is implemented.