Worcester, MA Acella Construction Corp. completed a major renovation that created two new lab spaces at Clark University, located at 950 Main St.
The project encompassed the conversion of an existing library into two laboratories as well as offices, conference rooms, and a student lounge.
For a renovation of this magnitude, Acella installed a new Generac generator on the roof as well as extended gas lines to the roof. New Aaon rooftop HVAC units along with Greenheck Vektor exhaust fans were also installed.
Within the labs, two Kewaunee Supreme Air Venturi Fume Hoods were installed. Known as the safest user-friendly fume hood manufactured today, the Supreme Air Venturi utilizes proven containment-enhancing techniques, coupled with innovative laboratory convenience features. The Kewaunee name is respected throughout the scientific community and has been known for its unsurpassed quality and service in laboratory furniture for almost a century. As the exclusive representative of Kewaunee Scientific laboratory furniture and equipment throughout New England, Lab Furniture Installation and Sales (LFI&S) provided the furniture that was installed throughout the labs.
To help soften the sounds, acoustical wall panels from FilzFelt were installed in the student lounge. FilzFelt is known for its German-milled, 100% wool design felt in over sixty colors and five thicknesses. Additionally, Forbo Flooring Systems’ sheet flooring was also used throughout the lab spaces and student lounge. Shaw carpet was installed throughout the offices and conference room.
The Acella team worked in partnership with architectural firm MDS/Miller Dyer Spears of Boston on the project.
“We were very happy to return to Clark University and help them create new lab spaces,” said Ryan LaVangie, vice president of sales and marketing at Acella Construction. “We were able to apply our extensive experience in laboratory construction and partner with other leaders in the field to create beautifully functioning spaces filled with state-of-the-art equipment.”
Acella Construction is considered a leader in the academic market, with extensive experience at other area universities, including Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, and Boston University.