Washington University School of Medicine

Genome Sequencing Data Center (LEED Gold) and Expansion (LEED Silver)

The Genome Sequencing Center (GSC) provides data to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine that is used to identify the genetic factors that contribute to disease.  The 16,000 sq.ft. Genome Sequencing Data Center and the subsequent 17,000 sq.ft. expansion were constructed to meet the massive computing needs of the GSC.  WTA provided complete MEPF engineering design and information technology design for both facilities.  Mechanical and electrical support equipment included cooling tower and chiller, generators, and modification to existing utility substation as well as complete 4160 volt electrical distribution system with unit substations to step down to utilization voltages.

Our designs incorporated high levels of sustainability allowing for the original data center to become the first LEED Gold rated data center in the St. Louis region and the subsequent expansion garnering LEED Silver five years later.

CLIENT:

Washington University

School of Medicine

TYPE:  

New construction

LEED Gold

LEED Silver

YEAR: 

2008 (original facility)

2013 (expansion)

SIZE:          33,000 sq.ft.

SERVICES:

Engineering design

Mechanical

Electrical

Plumbing

Fire protection

Information Technology design