PROJECT INFORMATION

Applied Research Building

Description

The new Applied Research Building (ARB) is envisioned to be a multi-story building that will be a "core facility" providing new and regionally unique capabilities for the University, while consolidating a number of strategic cross campus interdisciplinary programs in one location to meet current research needs while also providing flexibility for future endeavors. The ARB will focus on applied research programs in support of the University's Strategic Plan, Pillar 2 - Grand Challenges. The building will have a mix of space types including high bay payload assembly areas, a large scale thermal vacuum chamber, varying types of laboratories, clean rooms, faculty offices, collaboration spaces, and conference rooms. The ARB will be located at the southeast corner of Helen Street and the Highland Corridor. The Highland Corridor will be improved and realigned as part of this project to provide safer pedestrian and bicycle crossings at Helen Street.

Status

This project is currently in the Design Development phase. Construction has been delayed due to COVID-19 .

Project Number
18-9386
Building Number(s)
173
Current Budget
$8,400,000
Projected Ultimate Budget
$85,000,000
Project Manager
Construction Project Manager
Construction Schedule
July 2021 - July 2023
Contractor
McCarthy Building Companies
Phase
Design
Design Professional
SmithGroup
Delivery Method
Design/Build
GSF
89,000
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