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Nicholas Cerro

Clarkson University Center for Advanced Materials Processing


C&S provided a full-service architectural and engineering design for the renovation of five existing lab area spaces at the Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) at Clarkson University.

The project goal was to create a work area that was flexible enough to accommodate multiple departments/majors now, with adaptability for future modifications. Showcasing the space to adjacent areas to promote interest in the functions was also a priority.

The scope of work included demolition of demising walls, masonry infills, lab casework, fume hoods, and clean room to create a new open, multi-functional space of approximately 3,500 square feet. Departments/majors served include Electrical/Computer Engineering, Physics, Biology, and Materials Science Engineering.

Space plans were developed for current uses featuring areas for electron microscopy and associated prep areas, storage for hazardous chemicals, fume hoods with plumbing and utility services, work surfaces of varying forms and heights, modular clean room areas with dark room capability, and a space for lab manager supervision. A glazed gowning vestibule and glazed partitions for view of lab functions from adjacent atrium and corridor spaces were provided as well as open ceilings with a service loop. The service loop offers flexible connectivity to multiple gases served from a central manifold within the space, vacuum, compressed air, pure water, telecommunication connectivity, and electrical service by means of a busway distribution system. Surveillance and access control were also provided to ensure a safe and secure environment.

Additionally, the client requested that C&S upgrade an adjacent atrium and graduate student lab.

CAMP Lab Seating CAMP Laboratory

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