Hensel Phelps Awarded First National Institutes of Health Contract

Tuesday March 10, 2020

The Hensel Phelps/ZGF Design-Build team was recently awarded the National Institute on Aging (NIA) Alzheimer Disease and Related Dementias Temporary Research Facility. Located at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s Bethesda, MD campus, the 24,000 SF modular facility will ultimately house 130 scientists, visiting researchers, and administrative staff.

The NIA desired a new transformative, state-of-the art research center, bringing together world-leading scientists from both within the intramural and extramural research programs, as well as from industry and academia. The design program includes the creation of interior and exterior spaces that encourage interaction, collaboration, and communication between researchers in open, flexible and multi-use rooms.

The single-story, modular structure will support bio-safety level 2 laboratories, laboratory and support areas, a breakroom, and breakout areas, huddle spaces, conference rooms, and both open and enclosed office spaces on the ground floor level. Utility, electrical and CIT support spaces will provide an efficient layout of all the equipment necessary to run the modular facility.

Following a design period, construction is expected to begin this summer and complete late summer 2021. Hensel Phelps is excited to begin work on their first NIH project and build relationships with new trade partners including Modular Design-Builder Satellite and MEP Engineer CFR Engineering.