Pacific Northwest National Lab Begins Construction on Energy Sciences Research Building

Published 4-9-2020
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - Energy Sciences Research Building
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - Energy Sciences Research Building
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - Energy Sciences Research Building

    Courtesy of PNNL.

  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - Energy Sciences Research Building

    Courtesy of PNNL.

Pacific Northwest National Lab began construction in March of 2020 on a $90 million energy sciences research building in Richland, Wash. Designed by Kirksey Architecture, the collaborative 140,000-sf facility will enable academic, industry, and government investigators to create new energy and transportation technologies. Supporting fundamental research in chemistry, materials science, and computing, the building will include advanced instrumentation suites housing next-generation imaging and microscopy devices. Designed to meet the Department of Energy’s High-Performance Sustainable Building standards, the structure will feature a waste-heat system that harvests energy generated by high-performance computers in an adjacent structure. Harvey Cleary Builders is the general contractor for the project, which is slated for occupancy in summer of 2021.