Estimating services were provided to the owner to evaluate three possible options for a new facility. Options included the renovations of the current facility and two new potential building locations. The client had outgrown their current space and was looking to double their facility for a total of 17,000 sq. ft. in order to manufacture the synthetic DNA used in studies across the United States. MMQCI required to have space for contained laboratory areas, offices, conference / meeting rooms, storage and packing and shipping spaces. A detailed conceptual estimate was developed for the three options along with a comparison summary to assist the client in selecting the option that best met their needs within their budget.