U.S. Department of Agriculture


Ames, IA


Life Science & Laboratories: Laboratories


Program/Construction Management: Owner’s Project Management

Consolidated Laboratory Facility

STV provided on-site owner’s representative services and home office independent design review services for a new $200 million, 647,050-square-foot Consolidated Laboratory Facility as part of its support for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Ames Modernization Program. The facility, which achieved LEED® certification, consists of a three-story administration building, two four-story laboratory wings connected to a full-height atrium, and a one-story service building housing warehousing and maintenance support spaces.

STV managed and integrated the planning, design, startup, and commissioning for the project, which was completed on schedule and within budget despite discovery and mitigation of an unanticipated underground environmental issue. STV secured the services of a commissioning agent, managed their work, and supplemented their staff as needed.