Institute for Food Safety - Phase I

This project is an 8,000-square-foot collaboration between FSCJ and Eurofins to develop a program that provides academic instruction and practical experience to students of microbiology. The program consists of an analytical commercial testing laboratory focusing on microbiology and arranged in an open plan. Media prep and pathology labs are located along the space according to principles of process flow, and the adjacent academic labs are given generous views into the commercial testing laboratory.

The hub of the project is the Shared Resources Lab, which is utilized by both FSCJ and Eurofins. It houses the autoclaves, DI watering system, PCRs and additional lab support equipment that will be shared. The Shared Resources Lab concept seeks to provide academic students the opportunity for direct observation over a commercial testing lab in order to learn about techniques and applications that are critical within the food testing industry. A strong visual connection between the academic and commercial lab spaces facilitates passive or active observational learning while the shared lab facilities provide opportunities for interaction and collaboration between students and industry professionals.

Related Services: Architecture | Planning | Engineering

Project Information

Client:
Florida State College at Jacksonville/Eurofins IFS (Institute for Food Safety)

Size:
8,000 Square Feet