The Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE), Singapore, established by the National Research Foundation and funded by the National Science Foundation of Singapore, houses a broad spectrum of scientists and engineers with the goal of stimulating innovation, discovery, and entrepreneurship through interaction and collaboration.
Georgia Institute of Technology’s Carbon-Neutral Energy Solutions Laboratory (CNES) began with a...
The Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building at the University of Colorado, Boulder is...
The focus of the new division will be on the GxP, Research Animal Care and USP<797> / <823> markets, with the goal of providing Owners with a facility and program that will meet stringent FDA, USDA, EMEA, AAALAC-I and State Pharmacy Control Board requirements.
FKP Architects announced the elevation of Cynthia D. Walston, FAIA, LEED AP to The College of Fellows of The American Institute of Architects. Walston was selected for her significant contributions to the advancement of the profession of architecture and specifically for her achievements in laboratory and educational environment design.
ZIA’s Quick Assessment helps facility owners, managers, and staff understand how well their building operations and maintenance practices compare to LEED EB O+M standards. Input data on a variety of categories, such as recycling, waste disposal, cleaning, purchasing, landscaping practices, mechanical systems, water fixtures, and receive a snapshot of how your facility would measure up if you were to pursue LEED certification today.
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.
HDR TMK has been selected to design its first science and technology project in Europe—the Center of Integrated Diabetes Research at the Helmholtz Center in Munich. The four-story, multidisciplinary life science research center will include more than 50,000 ft2 (4,700 SM) of space dedicated to diabetes research.
AIA announced the winners of the 2013 AIA TAP BIM Awards program, which highlights best practices in the utilization of BIM technology. The 2013 AIA TAP BIM Award recipient is the Health Science Education Building, Pheomix Biomedical Campus, Los Angeles. The winners will be honored during the AIA National Convention in Denver on June 19, 2013.
Lord, Aeck & Sargent has promoted Lauren Dunn Rockart, AIA, LEED AP to Principal. Rockart has 19 years of experience specializing in management, design direction, and decision-making for higher education projects, including residence halls, academic facilities, and research laboratories.
A Paul Rudolph designed building, originally commissioned in 1969 for Burroughs-Wellcome, will house new research labs for United Therapeutics. The Research Triangle Park location was purchased from GlaxoSmithKline in June 2012. Known as the Elion-Hutchings Building, the 700,000 ft2 facility's renovation will preserve historic aspects of the complex and demolish and replace other areas not visible from the road.
With increasing demand for design services, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) is continuing to strengthen. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending.
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, which opened a 60,000 ft2 science and education campus on the East Boothbay waterfront in December 2012, has achieved confirmation of LEED Platinum status. The campus consists of three interconnected science and education buildings, along with a shorefront facility and dock.
The Palomar Medical Center (PMC) in Escondido, Calif., designed by CO Architects, has been named “Best of the Best Health Care Project” nationally and California’s “Best Overall Project” and “Best Health Care Project” by Engineering News-Record.
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.
In its 47th year, the Laboratory of the Year Awards continue to recognize excellence in research laboratory design, planning, and construction. Judging for this year’s competition was conducted by a Blue Ribbon panel of laboratory architects, engineers, equipment manufacturers, and researchers.This annual international competition receives entries from the best new and renovated laboratories.
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.
The annual Laboratory Design Conference will be held April 8-10, 2013 at the JW Marriott Houston. The discounted room block rate ends March 15, 2013. Attendees and those who are considering attending are encouraged to make a reservation today to ensure accomodations at the conference rate.
Multi-building campus consolidated four different sites throughout the city of Santa Monica into one research campus. The new facility consists of flexible research laboratories, support spaces, manufacturing research, GMP facility, pilot plant, central plant, administrative offices, fitness center, public café, sculpture garden, and conferencing center.
“Tracking the Sun,” an annual PV cost-tracking report from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, indicates that the median installed price of residential and commercial photovoltaic systems completed in 2011 fell by 11 to 14% from the year before, and (in California) prices dropped an additional 3 to 7% during the first six months of 2012.
Acentech Inc., Cambridge, Mass., has hired Jay Epstein, RCDD, ESS, as an information technology and security system designer in its systems design group. The company is a multidisciplinary acoustics, AV systems and information technology design and vibration consulting firm. Previously, Epstein was a senior technology systems consultant and project coordinator at Bard, Rao + Athanas, Watertown, Mass.
An annual analysis of the architecture, engineering, and construction business by consultant The JAGG Group indicates that science buildings won't be booming this year—but shouldn't lag, either. The "2013 Guide to the US AEC Markets" pegs apartments as the nation's top construction market sector.
The Homeland Security Education Center at the College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Ill., has received a Best Project award in the Higher Education/Research category in an annual design completion run by ENR Midwest magazine. The 64,000-ft2 facility prepares first responders for coping with international and domestic terrorist acts as well as man-made and natural disasters.
In 2012, the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) continued to enrich and expand the Laboratories for the 21st Century (Labs21) Annual Conference, made possible through its co-sponsorship agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.
When considering the program for the proposed Salt River Bay Marine Research and Education Center on St. Croix, as part of the International Sustainable Laboratory Student Design Competition, we immediately encountered a few factors that directly relate to sustainability and carbon footprint.
As we move toward carbon-neutral buildings by 2030, optimizing all aspects of energy usage, including the programs that we use to model building performance, will be key. Part of the answer to creating carbon neutral buildings will be the widespread adoption of building analytical modeling (BAM) to create higher-performing buildings using Building Information Modeling (BIM).
Balancing staff safety, health and comfort with energy efficiency in a diagnostic laboratory environmentDecember 12, 2012 11:37 am | by Amy Delson, AIA, and Thomas Hughes, CEPE, LEED AP B+C | Articles | Comments
In 2009, Pacific Diagnostic Laboratories (PDL) decided to relocate its core laboratory operations to a 25,900-ft2, single-story former telephone building, across the street from the Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital. The design challenge was to create a state-of-the-art laboratory providing safe, healthy, and comfortable working conditions for staff, while controlling energy usage.
Research facility design has traditionally followed guidelines and best practices that serve the competitive needs of the times in which they're built. Through successive generations, previously established "current best design" may become inappropriate and must evolve.