Australian Centre for Ancient DNA

This project involved collaboration between the South Australian Government, University of Adelaide and the Department of Environment & Heritage. It is the only Ancient DNA facility in the southern hemisphere and is one of only three in the world. The project includes a DNA Laboratory and Office Accommodation housed in the heritage listed Botanical Gardens Tram Barn. The design of the Laboratory areas involved a very high level of technical consultation and JPE provided a unique solution that satisfied the stringent contamination requirements with a strong emphasis on natural light, colour and detail.