Coastal Water Research Microbiology Lab

We provided programming and schematic design through construction phase services for this, 1,266 square foot microbiology laboratory for coastal environmental research located in Costa Mesa, CA. The project team worked with staff to design a facility that is efficient and can withstand the harsh environment created by experimentation with ocean water. Durable materials were provided and construction was phased to minimize disruptions to the working laboratory.

The Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP) is an aquatic sciences research institute that works to improve the management of aquatic systems in Southern California and beyond. It was founded in 1969 and has been developing strategies, tools and technologies that the region’s water-quality management community relies on to more effectively protect and enhance the ecological health of Southern California’s coastal ocean and the watersheds that drain to it. As a Research and Development (R&D) agency they conduct research and help to establish guidelines that inform decision-making and policy development.