The first building of a multi-phase research initiative is located at the core of the main campus in Tempe. The facility houses faculty research labs for bioengineering, environmental studies and fluid dynamics. Shared support areas, such as environmental control rooms, procedure rooms and equipment rooms, are located on each laboratory floor. Core lab facilities, including a vivarium, a nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy suite, and a research computing center, were designed to support the research and to augment future development.
“Given that lab buildings are rarely striking works of architecture, the architect is to be commended for designing a highly sustainable, utilitarian facility that has some verve. The ample outdoor gathering space is a plus, as it invites passersbys into the site, further energizing it. Overall, a successful fusion of form and function, and a handsome addition to the ASU campus.”
Architectural Record Magazine