The four-year project, the first phase of which was recently completed, includes the full renovation of Stocking Hall, the demolition and replacement of the runway extension, and the construction of a new 79,000-sf lab building and 23,000-sf dairy plant.
Caltech, LightLab: The Resnick Sustainability Institute and Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, Pasadena, Calif.December 2, 2013 3:48 pm | News | Comments
The project had four significant challenges: a complete revamping of the function of the...
MSM completed the first phase in a series of planned renovation and facilities expansion...
Univ. of Kansas Endowment Association, Hill Engineering Research & Development Center (EcoHawks Research Facility), Lawrence, Kan.November 18, 2013 11:09 am | News | Comments
The EcoHawks’ facility aides engineering students' research which includes fabricating and...
RIT's chemical and biomedical engineering departments are housed with the new building which incorporates lounge and study spaces with labs, classrooms and faculty offices. Institute Hall also completes a new science quad on campus, joining three other new buildings.
Distinctive design features include dynamic, computer-controlled exterior solar shading systems on the east, west and south facades, representing the most extensive use of this type of shading by any building in the UC system. UCSD will study how capturing natural light in this unique manner lends itself to enhancing students’ learning abilities and study motivation.
The CSM contains six different programs. The co-location of clinical and research space within the CSM facilitates the “bench-to-bedside’ concept. The program is organized vertically into a series of two-story “neighborhoods” deep lab support zone.
The integrated design-build team had to complete the renovation project of a 1974 science lab building within an ambitious eight-month schedule, from beginning of design to a fixed opening date. In this fully occupied science lab building, renovation required logistics planning including temporary barricades.
Vanderbilt Univ. Medical Center, Vanderbilt Technologies for Advanced Genomics (VANTAGE), Nashville, Tenn.August 6, 2013 1:36 pm | News | Comments
The VANTAGE (Vanderbilt Technoloigies for Advanced Genomics) laboratory was designed to consolidate physically separate research resources into one shared facility.
Four-story facility that contains research labs, offices and a three-story atrium connected to the Life Sciences Centre. Located on the building’s first floor is a container bay that will be home to five 20-foot modular lab spaces. Each of these “plug-and-play” shipping containers will be a fully functioning lab.
The Biochemical Sciences Complex presented a complicated host of issues to solve. Sensitivity to—and preservation of—the remaining buildings, as well as controlling the overall mass of the new research tower, emerged as key architectural challenges.
The LEED Gold building houses 48 principal investigators and faculty with a total building population of 700. The lab space is net 37,500 sf with 12 open labs and 444 bench positions. The lab floors virtually eliminate rated corridors, since the majority of the circulation between labs is provided via double loaded equipment corridors, thus achieving an impressive 76% efficiency of the floor plate.
The full TRI project includes 3 components; the Institute, Bio-Pharmaceuticals Australia (BPA) which is a pharmaceutical manufacturing scale up facility located on the site, and a refurbishment within the adjacent hospital building for clinical trials associated with the research undertaken in TRI.
Since its opening, the program experienced their best year of recruiting, submitted three grant proposals from new collaborations and held numerous events and symposiums in the new common areas—breathing new life into the program and the quad.
The new building includes BSL-1, BSL-2, and BSL-3, wet laboratories; dry labs; barrier and non-barrier vivariums; an MRI imaging suite; a neurological diseases clinic; Primary Investigator offices; clinical research offices; program support offices; and a 180-person auditorium for symposia and interdepartmental meetings.
University of Pennsylvania, Level 2 Lab, Smilow Center for Translational Research, Perelman Center for Advanced MedicineMay 15, 2013 8:02 am | News | Comments
Non-indigenous arthropod biological safety containment level 2 laboratory. The laboratory is located on the 9th floor of the Translational Research Center part of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. The laboratory is biologically secure and constructed specifically to study arthropods.
Completion of the Sherman Center nearly doubles the research capacity of the Worcester campus with half-million square feet of interdisciplinary research and education space designed to maximize collaboration among scientists, educators, and students across multiple fields. It is the new home of the Advanced Therapeutics Cluster and contains wet research space for more than 90 investigators.
The Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building at the University of Colorado, Boulder is designed as research “neighborhoods.” Offices for the scientific faculty are located across the Main Street from their laboratories to create interactions among the researchers as they transit from laboratory to office and back.
Verinata Health Inc. is a privately held company that develops non-invasive tests for early identification of fetal chromosome abnormalities. The start-up company developed their testing technologies operating out of an existing laboratory space. Rapid growth led to gearing up from an existing R&D facility to one that also supported a process laboratory capable of handling up to 500 samples/day.
University of Pittsburgh, Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, 12th Floor, Pittsburgh, Pa. (renovation)April 16, 2013 3:14 pm | News | Comments
The Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower (BST), a biomedical research facility providing nine floors of dedicated laboratory space, is located in the heart of the University of Pittsburgh campus. Constructed in 1989, this 20-year-old facility suffered from aging infrastructure, deteriorating interior construction, and an outmoded layout of cloistered laboratories.
The renovation aimed to improve the teaching and learning experience and be a pilot project to test ideas for collaboration, technology, and layout for future laboratory renovations. Over the years, renovations in the building had tapped out the exhaust systems, fire alarm panels, and electrical service.
The Sherman Fairchild Building, originally completed in 1981, was renovated to house the Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology Department. Addressing a 50% increase in population density, the focus aimed to add space for tissue culture and support space as well as create shared department resources.
The Health Sciences Education Building is part of the inter-institutional campus for health science education and research, and supports the colleges of medicine, allied health, and biomedical informatics. The six-story facility consists of administration and faculty offices, lecture halls, learning studios, flexible classrooms, student and faculty services, a clinical skills and simulation suite, class laboratories, and more.
This facility was conceived, constructed, and commissioned in 22 months, creating a hybrid teaching/research facility model for Canada’s third largest university. Emulating “bay & chase” typology from production facilities, the laboratories remain fully interconnected with clear travel paths for exiting, but with serviced zones supporting one or two research teams.
The Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, Calif. is one of the largest buildings in the U.S. to use integrated project delivery principles and one of only two U.S. hospitals with day-lit operating rooms. The facility includes an 11-story patient tower and a two-story diagnostic and treatment wing, topped by a 1.5-acre green roof planted with native flora to mimic nearby hillsides.
W-B 24 is part of Yale's West Campus Integrated Science & Technology Center (W-ISTC). The new spaces, which will accommodate the recently formed Nanobiology Institute and Cell Biology and Biophysics, are adapted within the laboratory and office spaces of a 136-acre former Bayer Pharmaceutical complex that Yale acquired in 2007.
This 93,000-square-foot building will house the College's anatomy and physiology, biology, chemistry, Earth science, medical laboratory technology, nursing, physics, and physical therapy assistant programs. The state-of-the-art facility will feature sophisticated laboratories; flexible light-filled classrooms; enhanced technology; abundant laboratory preparation and storage space; and a range of green features.
The project was a renovation of research space on the 7th floor of the UCLA School of Dentistry Building. The core support facilities include a large, open wet laboratory; alcoves for chemical fume hoods; tissue culture support; a dark room; a genomics/proteomics core; and equipment rooms.
New three-story building encompasses 10 biology laboratories, including an instrumentation room and tissue research center, plus a physics laboratory, six chemistry laboratories, and 24 conventional classrooms. The building also houses the CCC Dental Hygiene Clinic, consisting of 25 dental chairs and a dental materials laboratory, as well as the college's nursing program.
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