CLIENT

Gateway University

DESCRIPTION

Research Park Building

SERVICES

Mechanical & Electrical

LOCATION

Greensboro, North Carolina

YEAR

2010

CONSTRUCTION COST

$13 million

PROJECT PARTNER

BJAC

SIZE

66,000 square feet

Designing World-Class Labs to Support Joint Research Ventures

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and the University of North Carolina Greensboro teamed up for a joint research venture and needed facilities to support world-class laboratories and office space for businesses, universities, and the local community for them to share resources for technical growth, discovery, and progress.

The building we designed houses three research tenants: the US Department of Agriculture Data Research Center, Advaero, and the Joint School of Nanosciences and Nanoengineering. The USDA space includes a large data storage area served by a dry agent fire protection system, and the other spaces include labs and support spaces. We also designed a central boiler and chiller plant system to serve future facilities.

Collocating these facilities not only provides updated space to increase efficiency and efficacy for five teams with 200 employees, it also allows for future expansion and growth.