GATV BioSpark Labs

BioSpark Labs is a collaborative, shared laboratory environment designed to enable life science and biotech startups. Operated by Georgia Advanced Technology Ventures (GATV), a not-for-profit affiliate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, BioSpark Labs offers various leasing options for fully fitted-out, equipped and professionally operated laboratory and office spaces.

In collaboration with JLL and GATV, Leapley Construction expanded the BioSpark Labs’ footprint without disruption to ongoing research and development in the adjacent suite. Leapley built 11 labs, one dedicated fume hood room, one autoclave room, one bacteria culture room, one tissue culture room, one shared equipment room, and one office. 

Project Details:


Atlanta, GA


11,200 SF


Design Team:

Lord Aeck Sargent



Alan discovered his passion for construction as a student at Auburn University – through civil engineering coursework and field experience with the cooperative education program. In the 17 years that followed, he managed many healthcare construction projects for a national general contractor before joining Leapley Construction in 2011 to manage operations of the growing business. Alan is a hands-on leader, a focused and decisive builder, and an advocate for sustainability. Since 2012, he has served on the board of directors for the Lifecycle Building Center to promote the reuse of construction materials and reduce construction waste in landfills. Under his leadership, Leapley safely delivers award-winning projects on-time and within budget in three focused commercial interior markets.


CEO & Founder

Recognized as a Most Admired CEO by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, an Outstanding Woman in Construction by Construction Business Owner Magazine and one of Atlanta’s “Top 500” leaders by Atlanta Magazine, Meredith Leapley leads with integrity and compassion. Raised in Maryland, Meredith moved to Atlanta in 1999 and founded Leapley Construction to prioritize people throughout construction. Since then, through her involvement with CREW Atlanta, WBENC, CoreNet, Big Brothers Big Sisters, GSU WomenLead, Atlanta Women’s Foundation and Crafting Futures Together, she has maintained that focus and nurtured the business to deliver meaningful impacts to the community while earning annual revenues in excess of $120 Million.