In 2018 SGVA was invited to design the renovation of an existing lab and support spaces in the Sherman Fairchild building to provide a completely new facility for molecular biology, microscopy and chemistry research. The project was developed around the specific needs and functional requirements of a new professor in the Department of Biology, and necessitated a complete renovation of the lab, along with an ancillary support space in an adjacent lab building and an upgrade to the research team’s office area. The project includes all new bench space, equipment, distribution of lab services and two fume hoods. The program also includes a laser facility that can be subdivided into four separate zones, each of which operates independently. The project was completed in 2019 and has been in active use since that time by the professor and his team.