The Biodesign Institute at ASU

The Biodesign Institute at ASU

The Biodesign Institute Building C at Arizona State University is a five-story, 188,447 SF research facility with a basement level. Intended as a “workhorse” addition to existing research facilities on campus, Biodesign Institute Building C houses researchers from the Biodesign Institute, the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The building contains a mixture of laboratories, including high bay space, high hood-density laboratories, three levels of generic laboratories, as well as a Compact X-Ray Light Source facility in the basement. An extension of the existing Biodesign Institute, the building forms the northern edge of a research quadrangle centered on a James Turrell skyspace sculpture. The Biodesign Institute Building C is targeting LEED Platinum,® with an energy savings goal of 44% compared to existing campus laboratories. Quartz planters were placed along the building entrance to complement the striking architectural elements while incorporating native desert greenery.