Centered around the principle of interdisciplinary collaboration, the New Laboratory Science Building at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst provides large, flexible and adaptable systems that easily accommodate collaborative, cutting-edge research and social interaction among science and engineering disciplines. The building enhances accessibility and includes research, laboratory, office, and building-support space.
Designed by Wilson Architects for LEED Silver certification (minimum), sustainable design features focus on energy-efficient building systems and building envelopes: a heat recovery chiller plant, low-flow fume hoods, an air quality monitoring system, radiant floor heating, a water reclamation system and energy metering systems are just a few examples. Design plans make an accommodation for a future rooftop greenhouse and a future life science building is planned as an extension to the south.
This is a Division of Capital Asset Management (DCAM) project.
Rendering courtesy of Wilson Architects.