A high-technology laboratory facility (formerly named the Institute for Biomedical Sciences & Biotechnology [IBSB]) supports interdisciplinary molecular life sciences research.
The two research buildings support faculty and students from multiple disciplines, other institutions, and industry partners to more easily translate basic research findings into real-world applications. The buildings are physically linked by enclosed walkways, a shared courtyard, and a 90-foot-tall metal Ramada structure to foster interaction and allow researchers to share core research facilities, equipment, and meeting rooms. Both buildings are designed as four levels of flexible, interdisciplinary laboratories, faculty offices, graduate student workstations, and conference spaces organized into research neighborhoods. One of the most important design decisions was to locate office and meeting areas near, but not inside, the laboratories. Conference rooms and informal gathering spaces are scattered throughout each floor and outdoors to stimulate interaction.
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Facilities Project Manager
October 2003 - March 2007
Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects, LLP
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