Nancy, Take the advice below.. Without nearby separately vented places where people can wash up, sit down and eat lunch or have a cup of coffee like normals. the occupants will eat and drink in labs.
I've been on the teams planning over 80 art and performing arts buildings that may also have art conservation or museum laboratories in them. In fact, I've been doing them so long with so many different architects that the Boston Society of Architects has nominated me for Honorary Membership in the American Institute for Architecture. Maybe I'm now so old they figure I'll croak soon and they won't loose to many yearly dues by making me a honorary member.
I just got out of a nasty series of medical tests and if I'm up to it tomorrow, I'll answer some of your questions privately.
In a message dated 10/8/2012 3:19:40 PM Eastern Daylight Time, eldridcm**At_Symbol_Here**PLATTSBURGH.EDU writes:
This is not one of your questions, but if there's still time, try to add hallway storage/cubbies for student drinks, snacks or other foodstuff you don't want in the lab. Satellite Accumulation Areas for waste chemicals often get left out of the design, along with room for regular recycling containers. Good luck!
Cathleen M. Eldridge
Environmental Health &Safety
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
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