Client Alcon Laboratories, Inc.

CIBA Vision - BTI Building Laboratories

Duluth, Georgia

Architectural and engineering services were provided to renovate and repair six laboratory modules within the BTI Building Complex on the CIBA campus. Lab modules were modified to accept newly purchased laboratory equipment and existing equipment from other lab modules. This 7,500-SF project required a multi-phased construction approach to address the various laboratory module modifications and included varied equipment such as fume hoods, cooling and heating units, analyzers, incubators, spectrometers, hydrogen generators, and gas chromatographs. Modifications to the existing laboratory module layouts were studied to minimize the renovation work and optimize the functional layouts within each module. 

At a glance

7,500 SF

Fume Hoods

Heating and Cooling Units





Laboratory Renovations to Accommodate New and Existing Equipment


Architectural Design


“The lead Architect on the project took the time to actually field measure all of the owner furnished equipment to confirm it would fit. He also went so far as to inventory our existing casework, confirm measurements and catalogue. This allowed for redeployment of the existing casework through directions given on the drawings. The staff at Leo Daly goes above and beyond what is written in a contract. They are genuinely passionate about Engineering and don't want to just ‘Meet’ the customer’s expectations...they want to and do ‘Exceed’ the customer’s expectations.”