Rensselaer Polytechnic needed a modern platform for collaborative research, focusing on the application of engineering, physical, and information sciences to the life sciences. Incorporating concerns about the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies’ assimilation into the campus context, the design reflects the Georgian stylistic roots of the campus, while providing an efficient, modern home for cutting edge research. The nature of the specific research efforts conducted in the four-story facility is truly interdisciplinary, and therefore shaped by interaction among faculty and researchers. It incorporates modular wet and dry laboratories, supporting core research laboratories that provide shared resources, office areas, conference rooms, and a 153-seat auditorium.
Credits:Stantec in association with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Jayesh Hariyani while Director at Burt Hill