Vivarium

Center for Sciences and Innovation

Trinity University

Published 7-29-2015

The 280,000-sf Center for the Sciences and Innovation (CSI) is the largest development ever undertaken on the campus of Trinity University. The phased project includes 150,000 gsf of new construction, an 80,000 gsf gut renovation of Cowles Life Sciences Building, and a light renovation of the 50,000-gsf Marrs McLean Hall, to create an integrated academic complex. It houses teaching and research labs, an engineering studio, greenhouse, vivarium, and an Innovation Studio, and is home to the university-wide Entrepreneurship Center.

Integrated Sciences Complex

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance, University of Massachusetts Boston

Published 7-8-2015

The Integrated Sciences Complex (ISC) at UMass Boston serves as a gateway to the campus and as an interdisciplinary hub for learning and collaboration, providing the university with state-of-the-art research, teaching, and training laboratories. It is the first new academic building on the campus since it opened in 1974.

Flexible Containment Suites that can be Reconfigured by Biosafety Level and Lab Size

Design at Weill Cornell Medical College Includes Specialized Cubicle Doors

Published 6-24-2015

The strategic use of specialized doors and biocontainment cubicles in Weill Cornell Medical College’s new academic research facility maximizes flexibility by allowing the floor plan to be easily reconfigured for different levels of containment and program size.

Creating Flexible Shared Vivariums for Multiple Species

Early Stakeholder Involvement, Mockups, and Team Mindset are Important

Published 5-27-2015

The University of Washington’s new multi-species vivarium and animal program consolidation overcomes the challenges of combining two distinct research facilities and achieves goals of flexibility, efficient operating procedures, improved animal and personnel welfare, and a sustainable financial model—thanks to the early involvement of all affected parties, detailed team-based planning, and mockups.