Karmanos Cancer Center Clinical Laboratory

This Design Build project involved the renovation of the existing 4,200 sf ground floor area of the Harper Professional Office Building for the new Karmanos Cancer Center Clinical Laboratory.  The new design addressed the need for incoming and outgoing specimens, office space for managers and directors, proper flow for all equipment and additional storage.  Renovations included modifying the existing rooms and offices, replacing HVAC ductwork and electrical wiring, and reworking related connections to existing system mains.

Construction activities, tools, materials, were contained within the limits of the project’s renovation limits with all work isolated from the surrounding Harper Professional Building operations. MEP work under the floors of the renovated areas were performed during non- operational periods of the affected areas. The movement of materials, construction tools and new equipment were also performed during the building’s non-operational periods within isolated routes from the delivery dock to the work areas. Delivery routes were monitored and cleaned after use to ensure a safe hygienic environment.

Project Location:

Harper Professional Building
Detroit, MI


4,200 SF Remodel


Clinical Laboratory


Karmanos Cancer Center


HKS Architects, Northville, MI