Project Brief

Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States (KPMAS) has made it their mission to provide high-quality health care services, and they continue to serve the DC community during an extremely challenging time. When they made the decision to expand the Regional Laboratory in Rockville, MD, nobody knew about the COVID-19 pandemic. However, they knew that no matter what the future holds, their members deserve access to the best care possible, including lab tests. They trusted DAVIS with this vision, and the new laboratory provides phenomenal support for their efforts. We knew the importance of supporting an organization like KPMAS, and the result is something to be proud of.

Providing the tools and environment for proper care.

To complete the Regional Lab expansion, we renovated and expanded the existing building, as well as constructed a new long-term replacement facility. The new one-story regional lab building includes a mechanical penthouse, loading dock, and connecting pedestrian walkway to ensure all members have access to the building. KPMAS’ state-of-the-art technology allows them to perform industry-leading laboratory testing, and this expansion helps them consolidate their efforts under one roof, bringing improved efficiencies to their delivery system.

The sheer amount of equipment within this project is tremendous and we extensively coordinated the MEP systems to support each piece of technology.  The lab’s layout was complicated, and required constant communication with the design team, trade partners, and owner—but we went above and beyond to accommodate all functions of the new facility, including a fully automated chemistry and hematology line. As the world continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re continuously looking for ways to help our community, and we’re grateful for KPMAS for all their work, as well as their partnership on this project.

Photos by Erin Kelleher Photography