ClientConnecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
LocationNew Haven, CT
The State of Connecticut Department of Construction Services selected A/Z to provide construction administration services for the expansion and renovation of the historic Jenkins-Waggoner laboratory facility. The lab, which is part of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES), was originally constructed in the 1930s and still provides valuable public services to this day; the facility receives thousands of biological samples from state residents annually for diagnostic and identification services.
The three-story facility, which contains laboratories, offices, insect collections, and a library, was updated so it would be compatible with the other existing buildings at the CAES. Approximately 16,000 sf of the facility underwent comprehensive renovations that included building and fire code updates, the replacement of MEP infrastructure and distribution systems, and exterior envelope upgrades such as the replacement of the roof and windows. A two-story, slab-on-grade addition to the building added about 11,000 sf. The design and construction of the facility is aligned with CT High Performance Building Regulations and received LEED Gold certification.