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Nano Fabrication ISO 7 Laboratory, Confidential Client
San Diego, CA
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Converting office space into an ISO 7 clean room
This confidential life sciences company reached out to HED for our team’s expertise in laboratory planning and design when the need arose to convert office space from their San Diego headquarters into a FAB7 (ISO7) lab. HED created a 2,200 sf clean room, equipped with ISO 7 nanofabrication lab main lab and ISO 8 gowning and tank room, accommodating the latest state-of-the-art prototyping equipment for genomic profiling with flexibility to adapt to the rapid advancement of nanotechnologies.

Due to the sensitive nature of the equipment, structural upgrades were performed to provide vibration isolation zones. The ISO 7 space was equipped with an electrostatic dissipative floor and a gasketed ACT ceiling system with HED designed, custom relocatable electrical and gas services umbilicals nicknamed “Stalactites.” To accommodate the changing power requirements and points of connection of the cutting-edge equipment developed in unison with the project, the team utilized 3D modeling at all points of connection allowing the client and the MEP engineer to understand the space and expedite decision making.

To safeguard product development and make for happier scientists, the exterior windows were preserved, but were covered with special UV film to block filter out damaging light waves.
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Results
ISO 8 gowning and tank room and ISO 7 nanofabrication lab build out included structural upgrades to provide vibration isolation zones for sensitive equipment.
The ISO 7 space is equipped with elector static dissipative floor and a gasketed ACT ceiling system.
The lighting system is designed with white and yellow modes for UV protection.
HED provided terminal HEPA filters with plenum return that can provide 60 air changes an hour.
New mechanical systems are future proofed to handle undetermined additional laboratories near the nanofabrication lab.
Project Data
Nano Fabrication ISO 7 Laboratory 2019-05217-000
Confidential
San Diego, California
PROJECT SCOPE
Renovation
HED ROLE
Design Architect
RSF/GSF
2,200
CONSTRUCTION COST
WND
SUSTAINABILITY LEVEL
LEED Certified Equivalent
Project Team
  • Matt Brady
    AIA
    Associate Principal
    Sector Leader
  • Teresa Dominguez
    Assoc. AIA
    Design
  • Neville Willsmore
    Assoc. AIA
    Managing Principal
Custom solutions for lab planning.
Nano Fabrication ISO 7 Laboratory, Confidential Client
San Diego, CA
PROJECT DATA
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