The High Bay Balloon Mission Integration Lab is located at the UA Tech Park at The Bridges where researchers and students can work on instruments, telescopes, and high-altitude balloon technology to build and test hardware for experiments and missions designed to fly at extremely high altitudes. The Mission Integration Lab, a tall, hangar-like “high bay,” serves as a test bed for new technology enabling researchers to be able to prepare and test stratospheric balloon payloads. The new building allows for additional space to grow research programs and partnerships for students and faculty, federal agencies, and corporations.
This project involved a ±3,000 sq. ft. balloon testing facility with a 1,000 sq. ft. mezzanine and 40 ft. clear height within the building and a ±4,000 sq. ft. lab/office space facility adjacent to the balloon testing facility.
The mechanical design included new rooftop packaged units and ductless split systems with full air distribution. This project was exceptionally challenging because of the building having differing roof heights. The plumbing design included water, waste and vent for the new office area support systems. The electrical design included a new utility, back up generator, LED lighting and many large electrical connections to the owner provided equipment.
We provided full MEP services for construction documents and construction administration.