The Living Legacy Foundation Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony After Completed Office Expansion
Friday, September 9, 2016
Yesterday, Merritt partner and friend, The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of their office expansion. Located at Merritt’s Beltway Business Park at 1730 Twin Springs Drive, this is the organization’s third expansion with Merritt since their initial lease in 2007.
Founded in 1990, The LLF specializes in organ and tissue donation and transplantation. With an initial focus on organ recovery, The LLF initially chose their current location because of its close proximity to Maryland’s two transplant centers—The Johns Hopkins Hospital and University of Maryland Medical Center—and BWI Airport. Over the years, however, the organization has broadened its services to include a large tissue operation, a call center, an aftercare program for donor families, and an educational and training component. These services nearly doubled their staff from 74 to 144 people, thus requiring additional lab and office space.
The non-profit health service organization just renovated its current office and lab to include an additional 14,633 square feet, bringing their total space to 47,633 square feet. The renovations occurred in two phases. The first phase was the addition of a second floor above The LLF’s current single-story office and lab space. This phase was a particularly complex undertaking, as The LLF remained fully operational throughout the entire construction process. What's more is that this process literally entailed building a building on top of another building!
Now complete, The LLF has an innovative second story which includes a large training room, a state-of-the-art simulation lab for medical and psycho-social simulations, observation rooms and additional workspaces and conference rooms. Following this phase, Merritt also renovated their current first floor offices, including the addition of a beautiful lobby entrance and reception area.
Congratulations to all who made this project successful, and a special thank you to The LLF for all that you do!
For photos throughout the project, click here.