A World-Class Facility

Meeting Research Needs

The design of the Vagelos Laboratory for Energy Science and Technology will be an expression of its research-based focus. To best serve the multi-faceted, interdisciplinary work that will take place in the building, it will be constructed with a flexible infrastructure that can efficiently adapt to changes within the program.

The building will expand the capacity of the Schools of Engineering and Arts & Sciences by adding more than 62,000 square feet of research, administrative, and collaboration space to the campus. This fume-hood intensive program translates to a highly efficient floor plan containing modular lab units that are sized to support projected research staff.

The project also offers a unique opportunity to create a building that will act as an instrument of the very research it serves. Its design will pursue energy performance concepts that are aligned with the mission of advancing sustainability.