Fragrance Development Laboratory

Chanel, Inc.

Piscataway, NJ


Chanel, Inc. retained EI Associates to design and construct a new Screening and Applied Research Laboratory on the existing second floor of a former warehouse addition. The new laboratory includes office areas for the Executive Director, administrative and research personnel, and a conference room, as well as histology, molecular biology and biochemistry lab areas. Also included in the project was a cell culture lab with an airlock, sterilization, dark room, cold room, microscopy, and storage rooms. The roof of the building was modified to incorporate the installation of clerestory windows over the area from the cell culture lab to the conference room (approximately 62 lf. in length.) The new cell culture lab and airlock incorporates a separate self-contained HEPA fan module and a roof mounted exhaust fan to maintain the area in a negative pressure condition in relation to the surrounding areas.