International Food Products Co.
Chemistry Laboratory
Laboratory Renovation and Fit-out
Location: Michigan
Project Size: 2,200 sf
iDesign Services Provided:
Architect of Record- Full Service
Interior Design
Laboratory Design and Planning
  • The Chemistry Laboratory serves as product line testing quality control as well as forensics for international sourced products and ingredients, including investigating melamine-laced infant milk from China in 2008 and more recently heavy metals. 

  • iDesign planned and developed the labs to meet U.S. FDA standards. They are used for proprietary product research and development as well as manufacturing quality control and international product safety testing.

  • Built in 1974, the R&D labs had not been renovated in 35 years.  Modifications were implemented piecemeal on an as-needed basis over decades, which created a mess both in terms of systems organization and workflow.  iDesign was able to implement a flexible design strategy, beginning with a common lab template. This systems approach to design will ease future modifications so that the systems remain clear and organized while facilitating modifiable and efficient workflows.

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