The two story Systems Research and Academic Building houses instructional and interdisciplinary research clusters directed toward integrating complex systems in an environment of rapid technological change. The building allows for collaboration and cooperation across disciplines that are often housed in separate departments with separate disciplines and colleges. The flexible instructional space and research space accommodates the current and future needs of research-intensive disciplines including Biological Systems, Chemical Systems, Modeling and Simulation, Physics, Computational Mechanics, and Nanotechnology. The building contains project and research laboratories, an ISO 6 cleanroom, and a two story multipurpose area.
This project is the recipient of an Award of Merit from Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate Excellence in Development Design Award in the category of Best Educational Building in 2014.
An addition to the Oceanography/Physical Sciences Research Building including freshwater and saltwater fish tanks, mass spectrometry and microscopy laboratories, laser laboratories, nuclear physics laboratories, an NMR suite containing three NMRs, chemistry and biology laboratories, and a 100 seat seminar room.
This is the recipient of an Award of Merit in the Best Institutional/Public Building category from the Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate Excellence in Development Design Awards program.
The Biodesign Institute Building A is home to genetics related research within a flexible modular laboratory environment. The building houses laboratory, support, and office space for the Center for Single Molecule Biophysics, Center for Biooptical Nanotechnology, Applied Nanobioscience Center, Center for Protein and Peptide Pharmaceuticals, and the Center for Production of Vaccines from Applied Crop Science. Some of the sustainable features incorporated into the building include occupancy sensors, a cistern to collect condensate that is used for irrigation, CO2 monitoring, waterless urinals, low flow plumbing fixtures, sensor flush valves and faucets, and the purchase of green power. This building was named 2006 Laboratory of the Year by R&D Magazine.
The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Biomedical Research Building houses seven floors of wet laboratories and two floors of vivarium for the Miller School of Medicine, as well as an MRI and CT scanner. Departments assigned to the laboratory space include cancer, diabetes, ophthalmology, pathology, and surgery. The vivarium for the Division of Veterinary Resources includes holding rooms for rodents, nonhuman primates, dogs, and pigs. The Ninth Floor includes cGMP laboratory cleanrooms for cell and gene therapy. The building is supported by a 551,000 square foot, ten story parking garage that houses a 26,000 square foot central energy plant – one of the region’s largest – that will ultimately generate 14 MW of back-up power for the new research facility and other campus buildings. Sustainable features include condensate recovery systems, runaround loop energy recovery systems, daylighting control systems, water saving faucets, dual flush toilets, low flow urinals, and commissioning of HVAC and plumbing systems.
This is the recipient of the Best of 2009 Award of Excellence in the Higher Education/Research category from Southeast Construction magazine.
Building 6 on Cisco’s Sugarloaf Parkway campus houses eight electronics laboratory spaces. Due to the dynamic nature of the products that are developed and tested in the building, the laboratory spaces are configured to allow maximum flexibility in order to optimize adaptability. Additionally, to support the building, the campus chiller plant was expanded to include two new 450 ton high efficiency chillers that are connected to the campus chilled water system and configured to be the lead chillers in order to maximize energy savings.