“The entire design and construction process was incredibly interactive and collaborative. The resulting facility represents a successful design solution that addressed our needs and exceeded our expectations in every way. ”
The Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute (VGTI) of Florida is a nonprofit research institution dedicated to the study of the human immune system. Scientists here develop vaccines and immunotherapies that prevent and treat AIDS, cancer, tuberculosis and diseases associated with emerging viral infections.
HOK and Whiting Turner provided design-build services for this new laboratory facility, which includes specialty labs, a large meeting room and conference rooms.
The building accommodates VGTI’s continuously changing research and technology requirements while providing a healthy, inspiring environment. The highly efficient, flexible labs encourage curiosity, collaboration and excellence in research. Nine modular research groups are organized as neighborhoods around shared amenities and support labs.
A phased interior improvements strategy enabled initial construction and complete fitout to meet VGTI’s schedule for recruiting researchers.
Florida Water Star Certification from the South Florida Water Management District
100,000 sq. ft. / 9,290 sq. m.
ALN Magazine – Turnkey Facility of the Year Award
Reduction in water use compared to similar buildings
Reduction in actual energy use compared to ASHRAE standards
7 May 2013
“HOK-Designed Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute of Florida Named 2013 Turnkey Awards Facility of the Year”
Tampa Bay Newswire