USAMRIID Replacement Facility

USAMRIID Exterior Facade

USAMRIID Replacement Facility

Increasing Lab & Vivarium Research Capabilities

The largest, most complex biocontainment facility ever designed, this replacement building significantly decompresses and increases USAMRIID’s biomedical laboratory and vivarium research capabilities.

The facility will reinforce USAMRIID’s role as the cornerstone national research program within the National Interagency Biodefense Campus and facilitate USAMRIID’s mission: to conduct basic and applied medical research resulting in vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostic tools to protect military service members and the American public.

The BSL-4 and BSL-3e spaces employ many technical enhancements allowing researchers to work together safely and effectively to respond quickly to critical emerging biological threats, including the world’s deadliest pathogens.

Joint venture with WSP. HDR was responsible for the overall BSL-3E high-containment laboratories and vivarium (with the exception of Imaging and Aerobiology), BSL-2 laboratories and vivarium, office, conferencing and public spaces, providing planning, structural, architectural, MEP (including fire protection, lab/vivarium specialty gasses and purified water), BMS, security, IT/Comm and fire alarm/mass notification systems engineering. HDR was also responsible for MEP and BMS engineering services for the BSL-4 and BSL-3E Imaging and Aerobiology areas with the exception of breathing air and chemical showers.

USAMRIID Exterior Facade
U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases

Fort Detrick, MD
United States

835,000 SF (77,610 m²)