McCormick Frito-Lay Lab Renovation

Henry Adams provided the MEP engineering design for the $6.8M, 8,000 SF renovation. This research and development space is located on the fourth floor of the Technical Innovation Center, which serves as the base for McCormick’s product development endeavors. The renovation includes sensitive areas such as culinary research, blending, test, and product development labs.

This was accomplished as a phased project, consisting of the demolition and renovation of the existing space and conversion into a formal kitchen/testing area for Pepsi-Co. Mechanically, the spaces had many specialized equipment such as tumblers and mechanical scales for precise measurement. Many spaces had snorkel exhaust along with blenders, ovens, stoves, and hot plates. Large air change quantities were required to keep the space odors from migrating to other areas of the building. Additional exhaust fans with discharge cones were required to exhaust odors up and away from building envelope.  

A new energy recovery unit was required for the existing rooftop split system serving the space. Additional outdoor air was required due to large exhaust quantities for the space but the rooftop unit served a large portion of the floor and could not be removed without shutting down the entire floor.

The mechanical scope includes HVAC and associated building controls. The plumbing scope is inclusive of sanitary, vent, water, gas, and fire suppression systems. The electrical scope includes power, lighting, emergency lighting, voice/data, and fire alarm.


Additional Information:

LocationHunt Valley, MD
Construction Value $6,800,000
OwnerMcCormick & Company, Inc.
ArchitectEwing Cole
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