The Biodesign Institute at ASU, Building B
Markets:Laboratories, University Facilities
Design Consultants:Architect-Gould Evans Associates, Architect/Engineer-Lord Aeck Sargent Architecture
- CDC-certified Bio-Safety Level 3 (BSL-3 and ABSL-3) laboratories
- HEPA-filtered exhaust air system and nano fabrication clean environments
- Secured iris scan entry
- MRI suites, required magnetic shield paneling, specialized electrical and framing systems.
- Fast-tracked project with the design and construction overlapping, reduced project schedule by nine months.
Building B of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University is a five-level (four above, including a conditioned mechanical penthouse and one below grade) 175,000-square-foot building containing laboratory, office, and collaborative spaces. The Biodesign institute combines many of ASU’s top biomedicine & health outcomes, sustainability and security research centers including – Bioelectronic and Biosensors, BioEnergetics, Biosignatures Discovery Automation, Environmental Security, Evolutionary Medicine and Informatics, Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, Innovations in Medicine, Personalized Diagnostics, Single Molecule Biophysics, Sustainable Health and Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology.
The laboratories contain many of the same construction systems as forensic science labs - ultra-clean rooms (eliminating dust, airborne microbes, aerosol particles and chemical vapors); containment systems for bio-science analytical procedures and the highest interior system performance standards for cleanliness, temperature, humidity, filtration, exhaust and vibration controls.
Best of 2005 Awards-Southwest Contractor magazine
Citation Award-American Institute of Architects
Citation Award-Arizona Masonry Guild
Crescordia Award-Valley Forward Association
Lab of the Year Award-R&D Magazine
Merit Award-American Institute of Architects
Tempe Beautification Award-City of Tempe