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.
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.
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.
U.S. Department of Energy/Jefferson Laboratory, Technology and Engineering Development (TED) Building, Newport News, Va.June 3, 2013 5:05 pm | News | Comments
The new 70,000 sf, two-story TED, which provides office and workspace for 200, was sited adjacent and attached to the existing test lab building to enhance communication among cross-functional teams and to more easily accommodate continued operations during construction.
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.
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.
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