University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Medical Biomolecular Research Building

The nine story Medical Biomolecular Research Building includes wet laboratories, a 16,000 square foot animal facility, two BSL-3 laboratories, a 500 seat auditorium, a 200 seat auditorium, offices, and support areas.


Architectural acoustics and mechanical system noise control, including room acoustics and sound isolation for the 500 seat auditorium and a 200 seat auditorium, and noise and vibration control for more than 100 fans located on the roof of the building in order to meet a very stringent community noise ordinance.


Audio-visual systems, including audio, video, and control systems for the 500 seat auditorium, as well as an auditorium teleconferencing system. The systems also include central videoconferencing/web casting, recording, and broadcast via fourteen robotic cameras and a master control suite. Both the 500 seat auditorium and the 200 seat auditorium are equipped with three high resolution video projectors providing a combined image of over forty feet wide.

Campus Infrastructure

Extension of the campus steam system, including the addition of two manholes and interconnecting precast pipe tunnels, to support the construction of the nine story building.

Fire Protection

Fire protection and fire alarm systems.


Illumination of the façade, lobby, and auditoriums of the nine story building.

Project Data
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 228,900 square feet Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection, Acoustics, Audio-Visual, Lighting Lord Aeck Sargent EYP Architecture and Engineering, PC

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