Rensselaer Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Sciences

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York

 
The 219,000 gross sq. ft., four-story facility for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) contains biotechnology and bioengineering research programs. The nature of the specific research efforts, both experimental and theoretical, is truly interdisciplinary and therefore shaped by interaction among faculty and researchers. The nine focus areas of research to be undertaken in the building are: Functional Tissue Engineering, Integrative Systems Biology, Biocomputation and Bioinformatics, Biocatalysis and Metabolic Engineering, Biology and Biochemistry, Biochemistry and Biophysics, Nanobiotechnology, Biochips and Microsystems, and Bioimaging and Bioinstrumentation. The facility incorporates modular wet and dry laboratories and supporting "core research" laboratories providing shared resources. Lab and office space is based on a population of 420 graduate students and senior researchers. The program is rounded out with an assortment of conference rooms and a 153 seat auditorium.

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson was the Design Architect working with Executive Architect, Burt, Hill.

Awards

2005 Honor Award for Design Excellence
AIA Pittsburgh
2005 Award of Excellence for Architectural Detailing
AIA Pittsburgh
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