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The John J. Sbrega Health and Science Building at Bristol Community College in Fall River, Mass., unites the programs of chemistry, biology, and medical and dental education in a single facility that is designed to be net-zero in energy usage, meaning it generates at least as much energy as it uses over the course of a year. The two-story, 50,600-sf building is the first of its kind in the Northeast.
A two-story renovation of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Great Lakes Science Center, and the installation of filtered fume hoods, provide the facility with more flexibility and adaptability in the future. The 13,000-nsf project included demolition, renovation, and construction of wet lab and office areas, fire protection, plumbing, HVAC, and electrical on the ground and first floors of the North Laboratory Wing.
Framingham State University, part of the University of Massachusetts system, has added 58,000 sf of new laboratory space to the Hemenway science complex in the middle of campus. Hemenway Laboratories, a five-story addition with a basement mechanical level, houses 16 teaching labs serving organic, inorganic, analytical, and physical chemistry; food science; and the biological sciences of human anatomy and physiology, microbiology, intro biology, comparative anatomy, ecology/ornithology, biomarine organisms, zoology, and cell biology/genetics.
The four-story, 102,000-sf Integrated Science Engineering Laboratory Facility (ISELF), the flagship of the St. Cloud State University science facilities, contains mostly science laboratories, with some classrooms, offices, and conference rooms. The primary entry to the facility is through a three-story atrium that provides a clear sense of wayfinding to the programs in the building.