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Mass Timber | Jan 30, 2023

Net-positive, mass timber building will promote research on planetary well-being in Barcelona

ZGF Architects, along with Barcelona-based firms MIRAG and Double Twist, have designed a net-positive, mass timber center for research on planetary well-being. Located in Barcelona, the Mercat del Peix Research Center will bring together global experts in the experimental sciences, social sciences, and humanities to address challenges related to the future of the planet.

Adaptive Reuse | Dec 21, 2022

University of Pittsburgh reinvents century-old Model-T building as a life sciences research facility

After opening earlier this year, The Assembly recently achieved LEED Gold certification, aligning with the school’s and community’s larger sustainability efforts.

Data Centers | SmithGroup | Nov 28, 2022

Data centers are a hot market—don't waste the heat!

SmithGroup's Brian Rener shares a few ways to integrate data centers in mixed-use sites, utilizing waste heat to optimize the energy demands of the buildings.

School Construction | Oct 31, 2022

Claremont McKenna College science center will foster integrated disciplinary research

 

The design of the Robert Day Sciences Center at Claremont McKenna College will support “a powerful, multi-disciplinary, computational approach to the grand socio-scientific challenges and opportunities of our time—gene, brain, and climate,” says Hiram E. Chodosh, college president.

Higher Education | Oct 24, 2022

Wellesley College science complex modernizes facility while preserving architectural heritage

A recently completed expansion and renovation of Wellesley College’s science complex yielded a modernized structure for 21st century STEM education while preserving important historical features.

Laboratories | Oct 5, 2022

Bigger is better for a maturing life sciences sector

CRB's latest report predicts more diversification and vertical integration in research and production.

Laboratories | Sep 12, 2022

Lab space scarcity propels construction demand in life sciences sector

In its 2021 Life Sciences Real Estate Outlook, JLL predicted that access to talent would be a primary concern for an industry sector that had been growing by leaps and bounds. A year later, talent still guides real estate decisions. But market conditions of a different sort were cooling the biotech field: namely, investors that have soured on startups which underperformed after going public. What this means for new construction and renovation going forward is unpredictable, as the drivers behind life sciences’ surge are still palpable.

Sep 2, 2022

New UMass Medical School building enables expanded medical class sizes, research labs

 

A new nine-story, 350,000 sf biomedical research and education facility under construction at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School in Worcester, Mass., will accommodate larger class sizes and extensive lab space.

Giants 400 | Aug 22, 2022

Top 70 Science + Technology Facility Contractors + CM Firms 2022

Whiting-Turner, Hensel Phelps, DPR Construction, and Skanska USA top the rankings of the nation's largest science and technology (S+T) facility contractors and construction management (CM) firms, as reported in Building Design+Construction's 2022 Giants 400 Report.

Giants 400 | Aug 22, 2022

Top 70 Science + Technology Facility Engineering + EA Firms 2022

Jacobs, CRB, Fluor, and Affiliated Engineers Inc. head the rankings of the nation's largest science and technology (S+T) facility engineering and engineering/architecture (EA) firms, as reported in Building Design+Construction's 2022 Giants 400 Report.

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