- This 43,000 s.f. 3-story laboratory and office building have a special steel moment-resisting frame structure with connections that will yield and dissipate seismic energy during large earthquakes. The perimeter steel moment-resisting frame structure allows for flexible interior spaces and minimizes structural interference with the multitude of utility elements to support the laboratories.
- At the entry, there is a tall glass curtain wall and atrium space that is captured by light steel framing and a special steel grand stair. A unique curtain wall system and light shading elements help reduce energy costs.
- With the high air change demands of lab spaces, there is a considerable amount of mechanical equipment and a tall exhaust stack that was designed through BIM coordination process. The project also includes a central utility plan near the site, which is founded on drilled piers on a steep slope.
An open lab and office space with a steel moment frame system and a unique cladding system designed using BIM.Customized Solution
- Architect: RMW Architecture + Interiors
- Owner: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- Steel Moment Frame system created better access for extensive M/E/P equipment routing. Stringent vibration criteria was met by stiff structural framing.
- LEED Gold Rating