Feedback Requested: Integrated Research Innovation Center – Building Design Update

Tuesday, December 3 2013

Lab designers from NBBJ Architecture in Seattle will be on campus Dec. 9 and 10 presenting the most current lab designs and floor plans for the Integrated Research and Innovation Center and soliciting feedback from researchers about lab layout, utilities, casework and specialty room needs. There will be two lab plan presentations followed by question-and-answer sessions. Additionally, lab designer Susan Clark will be available for drop-in discussions and review of the plans for two hours Tuesday afternoon.

These open sessions are an important part of vetting the lab design, and input is critical. Faculty and staff researchers from all disciplines are encouraged to participate so the consultants understand your needs and can design the best building possible.

Dec. 9, 2-3:30 p.m., Commons Aurora Room, Lab Design Presentation
Dec. 10, 9-10:30 a.m., Commons Panorama Room, Lab Design Presentation
Dec. 10, 1-3 p.m., Morrill Hall 402, Informal discussion and design review

University representatives have been working with NBBJ Architecture and Hoffman Construction, the general contractor, to design and plan for the IRIC building, which will break ground next summer. The schematic design phase -- where general building design is explored -- was completed in August. The design development phase, in which the design is solidified and building specifications are set, is nearly over. After design development, construction drawings will be drafted and construction will begin.

For additional information about the building or to provide feedback electronically, please visit the project website at after noon on Monday, Dec. 9, or contact Lodi Price (, Office of Research and Economic Development.