The Kansas Bioscience Park Venture Accelerator was developed by the State of Kansas to encourage area companies to perform biomedical research— providing office and lab space to facilitate their growth. They created a unique contemporary building design with stainless steel metal skin emulate their vision. “The venture accelerator project was a highly challenging project on many levels—the fine detailing of its exterior skin, the complex laboratory components, and the innovative mechanical systems,” said Galen Lif of PGAV Architects. “With each challenge, Excel consistently stepped up to meet it with the high standard of construction the project required.”
Excel faced many challenges constructing this building including its complex structure, exposed air distribution duct and concealed conduit and piping. The HVAC system utilized an unconventional large heat pump system using water from a nearby water reservoir to provide thermal transfer. The research facility was officially certified LEED Gold status.
“We set high expectations for the quality of finishes and the work in general,” said Gary Micheel, the Facilities Project Manager at the Kansas Bioscience Authority. “I could cite many examples of the efforts to make sure the work was complete, done right, and met our expectations. That kind of pride in workmanship shows in the finished product, and is tremendously gratifying to us.”
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