Veterans Adminstration Medical Center Wet Lab Renovations

Providence, Rhode Island

Harriman was commissioned to design renovations within the existing Center for Restorative and Regenerative Medicine also known as VA Providence Building #32.

The renovation houses two entities. The first, a DNA Lab housed in two adjacent lab spaces, focuses on collection, extraction, quantification, amplification and analysis of samples as they relate to specific research projects.

The second, a Virtual Reality/Treadmill Lab, is home to an articulated treadmill surrounded by rear-projection virtual reality screens supporting research on how amputees negotiate terrain given visual feedback.

This renovation required an expansion and integration of existing building control systems.