May 2012: New Projects Portfolio

Children’s hospital in Baltimore; shopping center development outside Chicago; Cornell College of Human Ecology’s new sustainable building.

May 07, 2012

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.


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