This $178 million expansion was built on an extremely tight site in downtown Grand Rapids. The project contains approximately 90,000 sf of research lab space for bio-molecular cancer research and was built while the building remained fully occupied and operational. The new space also includes vivarium labs, private offices, conference rooms, large gathering rooms, a library, cafeteria and common space for approximately 400 additional employees.
Recipient of LEED Platinum for New Construction, sustainable construction practices included:
Sustainable design features included:
The project was completed one month ahead of schedule and $2 million under budget. O-A-K has been hired to manage several subsequent renovation projects at Van Andel Institute since completing this project in 2009.
“I am delighted to report that O-A-K has been able to complete the expansion that more than doubles our space with literally no disruption to our existing operations...I unequivocally recommend O-A-K for your project.”