The signature building will serve as a locus for pioneering energy research and education and will support the expansion of core research. The modern and cutting-edge facility will serve the Vagelos Institute for Energy Science and Technology (VIEST) and Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research (VIPER), underscoring their importance to the local and global community. The building has been designed to enhance occupant experience, with formal and informal collaboration spaces, natural day lighting and exterior views.
Vibration and possible electromagnetic interference were mitigated from an adjacent railway line to ensure they would not interfere with the precise research. The labs for this groundbreaking research include:
Adaptability is paramount to the success of the design. Flexible infrastructure allows the building to efficiently adapt to continual changes within the research programs. Strategic planning maximizes functional and efficient layout and accommodates future changes in technology, equipment and methodology.
Laboratory programming, planning and design