The new JCVI facility comprises a three-story, 28,600-sf office wing and a single-story, 12,605-sf lab wing. The light-filled labs have 14-ft-high ceilings, with floor-to-ceiling windows on two sides.
The initial building project focused on converting the existing one-story building into a state-...
The program called for new lab, classroom and office spaces to replace outdated and undersized...
The building is home to research clusters centered around interdisciplinary and integrative...
In addition to a renovation of the existing building’s second level as research laboratories, Phase 2 of the MMPL project also included the design and construction of a new building addition that houses the Univ. of Michigan Energy Institute (UMEI).
The 480,000-sf facility will more than double the medical college's research space. With 13 floors for labs, three for academic programs, and two floors for support space, the building incorporates open floor plans throughout to facilitate communication and collaboration.
The five-story building is the foundation for the master planned 160,000-sf Phase 2 project. Core labs to support campus wide activities are consolidated into one location in the MolES building. The 28,000-sf low-vibration below ground space is a “machine shop for molecular engineering,” providing advanced equipment to study molecules and molecular assemblies being designed on the upper floors.
A special feature is a "living lab," a working office wing designed with replaceable modular elements including windows, a reconfigurable air distribution and lighting system and instrumentation to monitor and assess the environment within the offices and its impact on occupants.
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 facility from a computer science space to a building full of wet labs; two distinct research centers, each constrained by the space; a very robust program desire accompanied by not enough funding; and a very tight schedule set by the U.S. Dept. of Energy, which partially funded the project.
MSM completed the first phase in a series of planned renovation and facilities expansion projects. The projects include: an animal surgery suite to enhance research into the effective treatment of strokes; a graduate teaching lab for the biomedical sciences; and a renovated research lab that consolidates four core biomedical research areas.
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 refurbishing electric vehicles and working with biofuels, photovoltaics and shrouded wind turbine research. The indoor and outdoor work areas designed to meet the needs of the different kinds of work and to showcase their efforts to other researchers and the public.
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.
The ESIF is comprised of 14 labs, a high-bay control room, outdoor testing pads, an ultra-green office building and a high-performance computing data center. The facility houses 200 researchers dedicated to delivering emerging solar, hydrogen, biofuel and wind technologies to the mainstream marketplace.
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 USTAR initiative underwrites recruiting efforts in several key areas including: fossil energy and carbon engineering, nanotechnology, biosensors, diagnostic neuroimaging, biomedical deviceiInnovation, imaging technology, circuits of the brain, personalized medicine, cell therapy and regenerative medicine, micro and nano systems integration, nanoscale and biomedical photonic imaging.
The interior fit-out of the facility included construction of research and testing labs, presentation labs, 15 private executive and management offices, an open plan office section with 81 workstations, an entry lobby and reception area, a 700-sf conference room, a 650-sf classroom, a break room and bathrooms.
The LEED Platinum building totals six stories above grade and two below. Owned by the D.C. Dept. of General Services, the city leadership decided to combine the District’s public safety forensic science and public health agencies into one building. The team created a plan that maintained order and a consistent zoned approach to the overall building layout.
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.
The drug testing and forensic lab, support spaces and corporate offices were created through adaptive reuse of an existing 63,000-sf office/warehouse facility. The new 10,000-sf lab is located in what was a warehouse area, augmented by 8,000 sf of lab support spaces.
Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute, Oregon Bioscience Incubator, Portland, Ore.August 19, 2013 3:28 pm | News | Comments
Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) provides scientists and startups with access to entrepreneurial mentoring and a state-of-the-art facility while their companies reach the next phase of expansion. It is Oregon’s first bioscience-specific incubator. The new space is located in the Willamette Wharf building on Portland’s South Waterfront—the heart of Oregon’s health and sciences cluster.
National Research Foundation, Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE), SingaporeAugust 19, 2013 11:38 am | News | Comments
CREATE houses interdisciplinary research centers from some of the top universities and corporations in the world. The facility is arranged as one 16-story tower and three shorter five-, six- and seven-story building wings. Because the research groups will be constantly moving in and out over the life of the building, the building shell and core is designed to support modular, flexible and adaptable research space.
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 Cincinnati Development Center replaced the original North American headquarters and addressed issues of growth, overcrowded workspaces and the critical concern of odors migrating between labs where different flavors were being developed.
The three-story Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience includes 57,600 sf of dedicated laboratory space and sits on six acres of Florida Atlantic University's John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter, Fla. With nine research groups, the Institute is a key center for studying fundamental brain processes to improve the chances of curing disorders such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease.
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.
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