The Lab Building is an existing building at Pennovation Works that has been identified for re-use in the future because its configuration and layout support the identified new programs and uses for the Pennovation Works site.
The 69,000 square foot masonry building currently holds laboratory, office, and conference spaces. In the future, the wider north wing is proposed to house laboratory functions, while the narrower west wing will house office uses. The first floor is partially below grade. A public lobby and conference space will be located in the above-grade north end of the space, while storage and support spaces will fill the portions of the floor that are below grade.
Current laboratory spaces in the building are served by exterior ductwork, necessitated by relatively low floor-to-floor heights which limit interior ductwork. As new work spaces are introduced in the building, it is likely that additional exterior ductwork will be needed.