AriiSmits was contracted to provide design and documentation services to the Microbiology Department at Westmead Public Hospital in the form of a hospital first laboratory.
The microbiology lab centres around a state-of-the-art agar plating machine worth tens of millions of dollars. All aspects of the design support the use and upkeep of the plating machine and have allowed Westmead Hospital to provide a potentially life saving service in a faction of the time it took previously.
The design challenges included the redesign of a decades old building to appropriate regulation standards, and the specification of specialised materials and finishes that would allow for perfect operation of the space.
This project was undertaken on a compressed time-frame with AriiSmits completing the design and documentation of the lab within the specified program.
AriiSmits increased the versatility of the space by providing design solutions that allowed for more staff to be present at any one time, without reducing per staff square meterage.
Westmead Hospital Microbiology Lab