East Carolina University Opens Life Sciences and Biotechnology Building

Published 11-26-2021
  • East Carolina University - Life Sciences and Biotechnology Building
  • East Carolina University - Life Sciences and Biotechnology Building

    Courtesy of Lord Aeck Sargent.

East Carolina University opened the $90 million Life Sciences and Biotechnology Building in November of 2021 in Greenville, N.C. Designed by Lord Aeck Sargent, the 141,500-sf facility provides leading-edge wet and dry labs for programs in biotechnology, bioprocessing engineering, biophysics, environmental engineering, biofuels, plant biology, environmental biology, and imaging and sensor development. Enabling students to engage in collaborative research with academic and industry partners, the four-story building offers classrooms, lecture halls, core labs, support spaces, and offices for faculty and staff. Additionally, the Eastern Region Pharma Center accommodates workforce development and training initiatives in association with 15 pharmaceutical companies and five regional community colleges. Featuring an inviting outdoor balcony on the top floor, the sustainably designed structure leverages natural lighting strategies and a sophisticated HVAC system to achieve superior energy performance. The project team included Affiliated Engineers, Lynch Mykins, CLH, The East Group, Thorburn Associates, and Rodgers Builders. Construction began on the facility in July of 2019. 

Related Organizations
Architect
Lord Aeck Sargent
Construction Manager at Risk
Rodgers Builders, Inc.
Engineer
Affiliated Engineers, Inc. (AEI)