International Food Products Co.
Laboratory Renovation and Fit-out
Project Size: 952 sf
iDesign Services Provided:
Architect of Record- Full Service
Laboratory Design and Planning
The Sensory Laboratory was designed to isolate senses to taste and texture and to level the playing field for competitive product comparisons.
The project was designed specifically for a modern clinical taste testing system. It incorporates motorized table with pop-up privacy screens, colored light controls and electronic tester feedback to create a future forward testing environment with a high level of controllability and utilization. It can be used for conferencing in the closed position.
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.