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State Laboratory of Public Health and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

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NC state labGov. Bev Perdue, Secretary Al Delia, leadership from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services and other state officials attended a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the new facility that will house the State Laboratory of Public Health and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The $52 million facility is a state of the art setting that meets national standards for bioterrorism and hazardous chemical response.

The new 220,000 square foot facility is located near the intersection of Edwards Mill Road and Wade Avenue near the North Carolina National Guard Headquarters and State Emergency Operations Center.

O’Brien/Atkins is the architect of record for the project. Laboratory design and planning services are provided by HDR/CUH2A. As part of the design team, Risk Management Associates was engaged to design a site-wide integrated set of electronic security systems for the project.

O’Brien/Atkins has won more than 60 design awards and was the inaugural winner of the American Institute of Architects-North Carolina Firm of the Year award. Its team of professionals provides architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, master planning, and mechanical/ electrical/ plumbing engineering services to life science and high technology corporate and public clients. Detailed design services encompass architecture, project management, interior design, landscape architecture, master planning, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and construction contract administration.

CUH2A, the world’s largest science and technology design firm, and HDR Architecture, one of the world’s leading healthcare design firms, joined forces in June 2008 with CUH2A retaining its brand identity as CUH2A, a division of HDR Architecture. HDR and CUH2A now form the world’s most comprehensive science and technology design firm, specializing in integrated laboratory programming, planning, architecture and engineering for the most advanced science and technology facilities in the world. Together, HDR and CUH2A have designed more than 200 million square feet of research/development and healthcare spaces for academic, corporate and government clients worldwide from more than 40 offices.


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