THE NEW JERSEY PUBLIC HEALTH, ENVIRONMENTAL AND AGRICULTURAL LABORATORY
The New Jersey Public Health, Environmental and Agricultural Laboratory is the largest project undertaken by the State of New Jersey Building Authority in a decade. The new consolidated laboratory includes new laboratories, offices, conference areas, and large animal facilities for the Departments of Public Health and Agriculture. The program includes a bioterrorism lab, epidemiology, microbiology, environmental chemistry, large and small animal necropsy and analytical labs to support public health surveillance, monitoring and screening for the State. The facility features over 15,000SF of BSL-3 labs for Clinical and Bioterrorism response. Project facilities feature large animal necropsy for bovine and equine species and small animal necropsy at BSL-3. The planned Chemical Terrorism labs will be state-of -the-art and are capable of high throughput screening of clinical and environmental samples for rapid detection. This project complies with the latest standards and requirements of CDC, NIH, and USDA. Sustainable design features include photovoltaic cells, innovatively incorporated into the architectural detail of the roof and facade.
HOK – Architect
Jeffrey Schantz – Principal and Lab Planner