SEFA Lab Of The Year Award
Mott is honored to be the laboratory furniture and fume hood supplier for the Sarafan ChEM-H (Chemistry, Engineering & Medicine for Human Health) Building and Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute at Stanford University which received the renowned 2023 SEFA Lab of the Year award, the international industry-leading award in laboratory design.
Dedicated to the life sciences and human health, the facility brings together two interdisciplinary institutes – the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute and Stanford Sarafan ChEM-H, in two interconnecting buildings.
Flexible & Reconfigurable
The design goals of the research labs were to be flexible, reconfigurable, and integrated, allowing multiple disciplinary approaches to promote creative interactions. This 231,883 square-foot building meets all of those needs with the help of Mott’s products.
The most rewarding labs occur when design intent and end user functionality create an attractive, comfortable, and useful space for everyone. The willingness and ability to provide modifications affordably were key to the success of this project.
The laboratories utilize custom Sigma Flex™ core systems, Sigma Carts™, Optima™ tables and benches, Pro Series fume hoods, painted steel and stainless steel cabinets, custom overhead service carriers, ceiling service panels, and stainless steel tops with sinks.
Mott products were uniquely blended to provide a very specific level of utility management from the ceiling to the floor. Maximized storage, under-counter pass-through capabilities, the use of large transparent side splashes and peg boards were functional and attractive. Mobile Sigma Carts™ with the ability to add or remove upper frames as necessary were located beneath attractive overhead services. Pro Series fume hoods were provided with extra height within the chamber and offer a more ergonomic flush air foil.
The ability to collaborate and implement specific design intents contributed to a great project – like this one!
Congratulations to the rest of the project team: Ennead (architect), GL Planning & Design (lab planner), Whiting-Turner (contractor), and Gayner Engineers (MEP).