NATIONAL HEALTH REFERENCE LABORATORY AND AIDS CLINIC

Georgetown, Guyana | 2000

1,582 SM | 17,022 SF

ARCHITECT: CCE

Key Personnel:  Gustavo Duque, P.L. Sorzano, Paula Rodriguez, Ismael Lopez 

This Design/Build project was a donation from the US Centers for Disease Control to the Government of Guyana. Despite the design-build, fast-track nature of the project, the owner made sure every layout was properly reviewed by all project stakeholders -  including CDC specialists whose standards where strictly followed. The final approval came directly from the President of Guyana,  who signed off after a presentation of the building by lead architects Gustavo Duque and P.L. Sorzano.

The project execution was efficient and the project was delivered on time and under budget. As it is the nature of a design-build job, critical  decisions were often made during the course of the project execution; the most significant was a change in the building’s structure change from reinforced concrete to structural steel to make the building lighter and reduce the amount of piles needed in the foundations.