Shimadzu Solution Center

Columbia, MD

BKM provided MEP design services for the Shimadzu’s Solution Center at their North America Headquarters in Columbia, Maryland.

The showcase laboratory suite serves both as a training facility for customers and as a fully equipped and functional research and development laboratory. The 4,100-square-foot facility included a flexible, high-tech layout for the development of analytical instrumentation used around the world, such as chromatographs, spectrometers and surface analysis systems. In addition to specialized lab gases to support the equipment, retractable exhaust hoods and unique strategies to exhaust equipment concealed within custom casework were incorporated. Another design, the Innovation Center Laboratory project at the same facility, is currently in construction.