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When the National Institutes of Health was designing two new cleanroom research facilities, it faced familiar development challenges, including space constraints on an already-crowded campus, strict cleanroom guidelines, and the urgency to get scientists in the lab. The solution: prefabricated modular units. Executed well, the modular units shorten the design and construction schedule, provide better-quality spaces than stick-built laboratories or those employing modular panels that require on-site construction, and perform better for the scientific researchers who work in them.
Tarleton State University broke ground in March of 2022 on the $66 million Interprofessional Education Building in Crowley, Texas. Designed by Perkins&Will, the 102,000-sf facility will provide next-generation learning environments for the College of Health Sciences and Human Services and the College of Education. Featuring high-fidelity simulation and clinical skills suites, the project will provide teaching and research labs, collaboration spaces, classrooms, and a large multipurpose hall.
Kent State University broke ground in March of 2022 on a $72.3 million facility for the Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship. Designed by Perkins& Will and The Collaborative to act as a new campus gateway, the four-story, 158,400-sf building will feature active learning classrooms, conference rooms, a business theater, a boardroom, a global forum, and a behavioral research hub.
The University of Wyoming opened the $100 million Science Initiative Building in March of 2022 in Laramie. Designed by GSG Architecture and Perkins&Will, the 153,000-sf structure will enhance interaction among multiple disciplines by collocating researchers into a single complex with shared core facilities. Located on the first floor to mitigate vibration, the Center for Advanced Scientific Instrumentation provides electron microscopes, an X-ray refractometer, a mass spectrometer, and micro CT scanners.
Towson University began construction in October of 2021 on the $175 million College of Health Professions in Towson, Md. Designed by Perkins&Will and JMT Architecture, the 240,000-sf facility will accommodate growing programs in nursing, health sciences, occupational therapy, occupational science, and speech-language pathology and audiology.