Designer: Story Design, Ltd.
Project Size: 12,000 square feet
Total Project Cost: $1.1 million
Since its founding in 1999, NewLink Genetics has made great strides in improving the lives of cancer patients. With its home in the Iowa State University Research Park, NewLink has also helped put Ames on the map as the home to leading-edge technology- and research-based facilities.
Story Construction is proud to have been a partner to NewLink since 2000 and over the years has completed several phased projects to help NewLink answer the need for space to conduct research and produce
immunotherapeutic drugs for cancer patients. This project consisted of the remodel of approximately 1,620 sq. ft. of existing open office space (Phase 5) and build-out of approximately 10,200 sq. ft. of existing shell space (Phase 6) in Building 5 at the Iowa State University Research Park. The build-out consisted of additional conference rooms, offices, lab space, a cold room and storage.
Under an aggressive three-month schedule, the Story teamed worked diligently to meet the varying needs of each space; from functional and aesthetically pleasing conference rooms and offices to laboratory finishes critical to the operations of NewLink. In addition, demolition and construction had to be accomplished carefully due to adjacent occupied spaces. For instance, during removal of the concrete floor, air monitoring was provided to maintain healthy air quality for both the NewLink employees and the construction workers.