U.S. Food & Drug Administration Laboratory, Irvine, CA

Design/Build & Electrical Construction


Zimmer ∙ Gunsel ∙ Frasca Partnership

General Contractor
Hensel Phelps Construction Company

Project Duration
24 months


Project Description:

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) consolidated the functions of several of its California facilities. As a consolidated facility, the laboratory will be multi-functional with respect to FDA activates, including administration functions, such as investigation and compliance activates, and laboratory testing and analytical services. The facility encompasses a Food Chemistry Branch, Drug Chemistry Section, Pesticide Branch Microbiology Branch and Biochemistry section for its testing and analytical services. In addition, the FDA in cooperation with University of California, Irvine, may utilize portions or functions of the laboratory for educational purposes.