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.
Amherst College in Western Massachusetts has installed a series of research-grade, Web-based...
The Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building at the University of Colorado, Boulder is...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Registration is now open for the 2013 free ASHRAE Webcast, "Assessing Building Energy Performance—From Principles to Practice." The Webcast will be held Thursday, April 18 from 1-4 PM EDT. Speakers will address the importance of building energy performance and its far-reaching implications in both new and existing buildings, as well as the opportunities that assessing building energy performance presents.
Construction continues at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Facility for Low-Energy eXperiments on Buildings (FLEXLAB). Groundbreaking took place in December marking what LBNL called, "… a new era for research on energy-efficient buildings."
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.
Construction on Bowling Green's new Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) laboratory is expected to begin this summer. The facility will be located near Bowling Green State University's science buildings. Construction could be complete by fall 2014.
The 2013 I2SL Annual Conference call for abstracts is now open, and all members of the sustainable laboratory and high-tech facility community are encouraged to submit, whether a veteran presenter or new to the industry.
Until April 15th, GreenWizard, a LEED automation partner, offers a free trial of WORKflow Pro, an online, collaborative tool that helps design and construction professionals track progress against green certification goals. WORKflow Pro can be used by building owners, architects, specifiers, engineers, and contractors at any phase of the building project.
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.
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 34-minute delay during Super Bowl XLVII was explained by energy provider Entergy New Orleans as the result of sensors detecting "an abnormality in the system." While they continue to investigate the root cause, the issue of reliable and efficient electrical technologies has reached the populace.
Science and engineering research space at the nation's research-performing colleges and universities increased 3.5% from 2009 to 2011, according to a recent National Science Foundation survey. The biological and biomedical sciences continued to account for the bulk of growth, increasing by 8.0% during this period.
Opened in the spring of 2012, the NIST Precision Measurement Lab received LEED Gold certification less than nine months later. The 297,000 square-foot, environmentally friendly and advanced laboratory building tightly controls environmental conditions to enable cutting-edge research with lasers, atomic clocks, and nanotechnology, and also has facilities for micro- and nanofabrication of custom devices.
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.