Client: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District
Completion Date: 2011
Location: Fort Sam Houston, Texas
This project consolidated and relocated the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Directed Energy Bioeffects Laboratory from Brooks AFB, Texas, to Fort Sam Houston, Texas, under Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) 2005. The new 181,000-square-foot Tri-Service Research Laboratory (TSRL) houses Navy, Air Force and Army research programs focused on the biological effects of directed energy devices. The new facility supports the transformation of Fort Sam Houston into a world-class center for military medical training. The directed energy laboratory spaces include laser research labs, anechoic chambers, imaging lab, radiation lab, BSL-2 biology labs, microbiology labs, biochemistry and biomolecular labs, tissue culture labs, and a proteomic lab. Specialized veterinary research and laboratory spaces include pathology labs, operating rooms, radiology room, x-ray room and tissue lab.