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 District of Columbia Consolidated Forensic Laboratory (CFL) merges the forensic-based...
2013 Laboratory of the Year Special Mention: Daylighting and design rescue noted biochemistry buildingJune 6, 2013 10:38 am | by Patrice Galvin, Editor | Articles | Comments
At the time of its completion in 1981, Harvard University’s Sherman Fairchild biochemistry...
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.
The Consolidated Forensic Laboratory (CFL) is an award winning science facility designed to provide the District of Columbia with critical public safety and health science infrastructure. Co-locating the Department of Forensic Sciences (DFS) and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME), the CFL provides advanced laboratory and work facilities designed for the safety of the analysts and the public.
This month's issue of Laboratory Design Newsletter features the profiles of our annual Laboratory of the Year winners. This year's winners include the Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE), Georgia Tech's Carbon-Neutral Energy Solutions Lab, Harvard University's Sherman Fairchild Renovation, and the D.C. Consolidated Forensic Laboratory. The issue also visits the topic of energy-efficient laboratory lighting solutions.
According to a new report from BCC Research, the market for laboratory automation will grow at a 6.3% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) to reach $3.8 billion in 2017. Market segments such as forensics and agriculture are just two of the new segments expected to increase their use of laboratory automation over the next five years.
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.
Green Good Design now in its fifth year, identifies and emphasizes the world’s most important examples of sustainable design. It is a special edition of the original Good Design Award, which was founded in Chicago in 1950. CSL received the 2013 Green Good Design Award for its 5-inch aperture Eco-Downlight LED and Eco-Invizilite.
The research laboratory is approximately 13,600 sf and will be the home of skilled employees dedicated to developing biomedical optical imaging and medical robotics technologies with the ultimate goal of bringing to market medical devices for a variety of applications.
A 37,000 sf expansion was added to the Bioscience Park Center at Fitzsimons. This expansion, known as the Accelerator, opened with 27,000 f pre-leased to four companies graduating out of the BioBusiness Incubator. The new Accelerator has custom designed laboratories and offices.
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.
In recognition of the team’s innovative use of energy modeling, close collaboration with the client and architect, and outstanding quality and safety records, the Carbon Neutral Energy Solutions (CNES) Laboratory at the Georgia Institute of Technology wins Gilbane’s coveted award.
The Case Study concludes that place-based anchor institutions – like hospitals and universities - can commit to a comprehensive business approach that goes beyond the narrow framework of corporate philanthropy to create a sustainable economic advantage for their regions.
Suffolk University, Boston, Mass. is moving forward with a new campus building that will feature general-use and science classrooms, a cafeteria/function space, and indoor and outdoor lounging areas. The building is in accord with the University’s Master Plan and that its impacts–which include relocating all academic classrooms from the residential part of Beacon Hill–will benefit the neighborhood.
Groundbreaking took place recently for a new science laboratory at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich. The 151,000-square-feet, four-story building will feature nine classrooms, 15 teaching laboratories, 14 faculty and student research laboratories, study spaces, 160 offices, and a greenhouse.
With its nearly 650 employees moved in and settling into Phase 1 of its headquarters expansion, Health Diagnostic Laboratory Inc. started construction on Phase II of the 283,000-square-foot complex in Richmond, Va. When completed in April 2014, Phase 2 will contain 95,000 additional square feet of office and wet laboratory space.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the winner of its third-annual Energy Star National Building Competition. More than 3,000 schools, businesses, and government buildings across the country competed to see which could reduce its energy use the most in one year—and a New Jersey elementary school emerged victorious.
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.
Howard University and Turner Construction Company, along with the project team of Brailsford & Dunlavey, HDR Architecture, and Lance Bailey & Associates, will break ground on a new Interdisciplinary Research Building (IRB) on April 18, 2013.
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.
The College of Public Health Building at the University of Iowa has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification, the highest standard for green design. It is the first academic building on Iowa’s campus to earn the designation.
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.
Police lights flashed, sirens blared, and shots rang out at the College of DuPage while guests and the media looked on. The simulated emergency scenario was part of the Glen Ellyn, Illinois-based college’s reenactment of the infamous North Hollywood Bank Robbery.
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.