Precision Therapeutics

  • Project: Medical Laboratory 
  • Owner: Regional Industrial Development Corp. 
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
  • Architect: Renaissance 3 Architects 

Landau Building Company converted part of an old chocolate factory into Precision Therapeutics’ new high-tech 19,000 SF office in Lawrenceville, PA. Work included installation of autoclaves, growth monitoring labs, incubators, bio-hazard storage areas, and quarantine holding rooms. The mechanical systems were very intricate. For instance, a chilled-beam cooling system was used, and electrical outlets and ninety-six CO2 drop valves were installed into the ceiling to service the sophisticated equipment. Despite a compressed schedule, Landau completed the project on time and under budget. The Chocolate Factory is a redevelopment of the former home of Geoffrey Boehm Chocolates and is owned by the Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern PA. Precision Therapeutics, a life-science company that individualizes cancer therapy through research, is fully equipped to perform tissue culture-based analysis.

“There is no question in my mind that Landau proved to be the best choice for this project and that Landau provided the most professional, conscientious, dedicated and knowledgeable group of people to perform the task at hand.” “In my over 35 years in the construction/development business, I have never bestowed this many accolades on any one firm or individual. It was my sincere pleasure to do so with Landau Building Company.”

John J. Palochik, Director of Construction Services at RIDC of Southwestern PA