Iowa Laboratories Testing Facility

Iowa Laboratories Facility | Ankeny, IA, USA
Iowa Laboratories Facility | Ankeny, IA, USA
Iowa Laboratories Facility | Ankeny, IA, USA
Iowa Laboratories Facility | Ankeny, IA, USA
Iowa Laboratories Facility | Ankeny, IA, USA
Iowa Laboratories Facility | Ankeny, IA, USA
Iowa Laboratories Facility | Ankeny, IA, USA
Iowa Laboratories Facility | Ankeny, IA, USA
Iowa Laboratories Facility | Ankeny, IA, USA
Iowa Laboratories Facility | Ankeny, IA, USA
Iowa Laboratories Facility | Ankeny, IA, USA
Iowa Laboratories Facility | Ankeny, IA, USA
State of Iowa
Ankeny, Iowa, USA

A collaborative effort between four State of Iowa agencies culminated in the opening of a high-tech, cutting-edge state laboratory facility for which HDR was the lead A/E firm of a joint venture team. Located on the Des Moines Area Community College campus, the facility includes laboratories, autopsy suites and office space for the following departments: Department of Public Safety, Division of Criminal Investigation Forensics Lab; Department of Public Health, Medical Examiner; Department of Agriculture; and University of Iowa Hygienics Laboratory. Common spaces, such as loading docks, are designed to be retrofitted for biosafety concerns, and one is designed to accommodate Biosafety Level-3. Priorities for security measures included efficiency, effectiveness and safety for the chain of evidence process.