LERA Designs New Lab at Columbia Used in COVID-19 Research

LERA Consulting Structural Engineers (LERA) provided structural engineering services for the renovation of The Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center (ADARC) at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City which opened recently.

The lab, under David D. Ho, MD, ADARC’s founding scientific director and chief executive officer is now leading research into the COVID-19 coronavirus and the pursuit of a therapy or vaccine.

Image Credits: ©2020 Pavel Bendov

Working with architect Lord Aeck Sargent, the project involved adding a new architecturally exposed stair which connected two floors; reinforcement of existing equipment, adding new roof dunnage to accommodate new MEP equipment; providing supports for new IT/AV equipment and utility spaces, and a new walk-able architectural ceiling in the lobby areas.

Read more about Dr. Ho and his work at The Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center in CNBC's Health and Science feature ‘Science will come through’: Doctor who pioneered HIV treatment discusses potential Covid-19 drugs.

Image Credits: ©2020 Pavel Bendov

Image Credits: ©2020 Pavel Bendov

Press Release: LERA Designs New Lab at Columbia Used in COVID-19 Research

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