Confidential Pharmaceutical Client
What do you get when you combine an occupied lab, a complex HVAC overhaul, and COVID? Find out how GCI (safely) gave this pharmaceutical client 30% more lab space without disrupting their daily operations.
Safely and efficiently building a lab during a pandemic is no easy feat – but GCI pulled it off, delivering on Abcam’s vision to support critical and life-saving scientific research.
This Oakland-based facility is packaging company Gesundheit’s first in California. Operating as a contracted packaging company, Gesundheit produces tinctures, edibles, and cannabis-infused beverages for other companies within the industry that do not have the ability to do so themselves.
Confidential Computer Hardware Manufacturer
This confidential technology company needed a new office and R&D space as they expanded their presence in the U.S. The project included an exterior refresh to the building, an open-format office, kitchen with retractable sliding doors, multiple conference rooms, and two labs: a class-100,000 lab space and a class-10,000 clean room.
GCI and GL Planning worked together to build vivarium surgical suites and procedure rooms for Amgen. This $3 Million dollar build out includes biosafety cabinets, fume hoods, and custom surgical tables. Construction was phased to accommodate the fully functioning vivarium.
PCH International / Lime Lab
GCI and Christian Dauer Architects worked together to build an advanced product design and engineering lab where some of the world’s most successful and innovative hardware is developed. Featuring modern environmentally-friendly elements and infrastructure, the lab includes multiple 3D printers, CNC machines, Zund cutters, a metal and woodworking shop as well as other specialized equipment necessary to develop hard and soft prototypes. In addition, the multiple project meeting and conference rooms are outfitted with powerful A/V systems. Built with efficiency and sustainability in mind, upon completion, PCH was awarded LEED-CI Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council.
This completed space acts as a showcase for Quirky, promoting its mission of making invention accessible to the public. The key elements of the project, built within a fast-track schedule, included the installation of a fixed-axis CNC machine, two industrial-grade 3D printers, an injection molder, an electrical engineering lab, and a full prototyping wood shop: tools to build products from scratch. With limited base building power, the team designed a code compliant switch to transfer power between the Reflow Oven, CNC Machine, and Roboshot to work within budget and schedule.
Ford Research and Innovation Center
GCI and TDS spent 10 weeks converting a 1960’s era Hewlett Packard Office Building into a state-of-the-art, (125-person) automotive-technology innovation center. Highlights for this project include an immersion lab with a virtual reality system (allowing the user to fully immerse themselves in a Ford vehicle driving environment), a driving simulator with a 180 degree viewing screen, and a complete service garage with a hydraulic lift.