LIFE SCIENCES RESEARCH BUILDING
ALBANY, NEW YORK
The project involved the design of a new 194,000 SF complex that will house the Chemistry, Biology, and Psychological Research facilities. The new facility dramatically expands the space and technology available to support a broad spectrum of life sciences research.
The new building features sophisticated core research facilities, with such equipment as a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer used to elucidate the 3-D structure of proteins. In addition, the facility is equipped with a new high-tech auditorium, wired with data and power ports to every seat and equipped for teleconferencing and satellite broadcasting.
Features of the accomplishments included: basis of design and basis of engineering documents that integrated university expectations with architectural and engineering integrity unified to produce the schematic design. The engineering component was comprehensive and spanned all mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems. Horizontal distribution required careful planning and a delicate combination of systems integration.