Georgia Department of Public Health

Georgia Public Health Laboratory

Decatur, GA

The Georgia Public Health Laboratory provides testing for molecular biology, virology, immunology, microbiology, bacteriology, newborn screening, parasitology, bio/chemical terrorism preparedness and training.

Lord Aeck Sargent was tasked to make functionality, without compromising the work environment, a key goal for the building.

Building materials were chosen primarily for their durability, cost-effectiveness, and environ­mental qualities. The sustainable design and construction methods have resulted in lower energy and maintenance costs. The Lab’s high-performance, energy efficient design strategies were featured in a Labs21 Case Study.


Key Features

  • Flexible laboratories to handle surges and changes in testing needs and equipment
  • Provide safe and secure en­vironments to handle BSL-3 level agents
  • Low maintenance, energy ef­ficient laboratories to reduce operational costs
  • Efficient work flows to handle large volumes of samples
  • High quality work environ­ments to attract and retain the best laboratory staff
  • Floor plans based on sample flow and testing processes

Practice Areas