Allen Institute for Brain Science

This Design-Build LEED Gold project consists of a 271,000 square foot, state-of-the-art, high performance life science research facility housing. The building design incorporates the historic elements of the “Ford and Pacific McKay buildings, including the terra cotta facades that were located on the site previously and have been disassembled, restored and reinstalled. This building features 9000 square feet of retail space and a 90,000 square foot below grade parking garage. The six-story building includes scientific program areas, offices, labs, an in-house data center, vivariums, café, an auditorium and art gallery.

Scope Performed:

Our scope included the Normal and Emergency Power distribution system, including two paralleling 1250KW diesel emergency generators for life safety, legally required power and optional standby power. Six automatic transfer switches, buss duct, SCL vault rough-in, 100% LED lighting, lighting controls, power and communications to three lab petals per floor, ceiling mounted hybrid utility service panels (mechanical and electrical combined), 12.5kVA Lighting Inverter for the Vivariums, 30kVA battery UPS system for the electron microscope suite, 300kVA Flywheel UPS system for the data center, server racks and Hot Aisle Containment System, audio/visual system rough-in, fire alarm (including two VESDA systems), smoke control system, building security system, security system and specialty lighting for the art gallery were all included in our design-build scope. Valley Electric subcontracted out the site (SIP) work, placement of the Seattle City Light (SCL) transformer, teledata backbone/cabling and the access control/CCTV systems.

Project Award:

ENRNorthwest Higher Education/Research


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