UC Berkeley Weill Hall
In 2021, Plant removed the sixth floor laboratory drains and associated piping and installed new, larger floor sinks, polypropolynene piping, and resinous flooring in UC Berkeley’s Department of Molecular & Cell Biology at Weill Hall. This project included the demolition of existing laboratory equipment and installation of new equipment. Each of the 12 phases consisted of the relocation and re-housing of research animals to allow for the construction and renovation of the facility, which required close coordination with the end users and researchers.
Plant returned two years later to renovate the facility’s basement, first, and second floors. The basement renovation consisted of modifications to the layout and finishes in several animal housing areas as well as the installation of four new fan coil units with associated chilled water piping. The first and second floor renovation consisted of the construction of a new building entrance with a two-story decorative metal panel system above a new canopy and storefront, new finishes at multiple lab entries, full lobby refurbishment on both floors, and updated finishes throughout the corridors, restrooms, and in multiple conference rooms and offices. Plant self-performed soft demolition, finished carpentry, rough framing, and drywall.