May 2012: New Projects Portfolio
Children’s hospital in Baltimore; shopping center development outside Chicago; Cornell College of Human Ecology’s new sustainable building.
Integrated Laboratory and Greenhouse Supports Scientific Research at UMass
The CNS Research and Education Greenhouse at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst is a 20,000-sf complex supporting advanced research in the plant, soil, and insect sciences. It comprises a new 10,000-sf greenhouse, a new 5,000-sf research laboratory, and a renovated 4,500-sf teaching greenhouse. The greenhouses include automated systems to control light, temperature, humidity, and irrigation; sustainable features include a stormwater retention system, an energy recovery system, and an evaporative cooling system. Boston-headquartered architecture firm Payette designed the research and education complex.