Columbia University awarded Velez Organization a joint venture construction management contract for Center for Disease Prevention at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center.
The upgrades to the170,000-square-foot Center for Disease Prevention were extensive. The job included building 100,000 square feet of new laboratories, mechanical equipment, storage and circulation space, a below grade concrete parking level, additional lobby and support spaces, retail space and a new conference center.
Each area of the facility included custom installations and finishes. Exterior features included precast concrete panels, gray-green curtain wall, aluminum framed fronts and metal panels, fixed aluminum framed windows, a central HVAC system and an EPDM roof. Laboratory finishes consisted of sheet vinyl floors, gypsum walls and acoustical ceilings. Lobby and support space featured include terrazzo floors, plaster walls and a steel perforated ceiling. The Conference Center finishes included carpeted floors, wood paneling and trim.