Cambridge, MA – Arup announced its involvement with seven university science centers throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Jersey. The firm is performing multidisciplinary engineering and consulting services and implementing smart-building techniques to achieve client goals of energy efficiency, sustainability, environmental protection, and end user comfort.
“Laboratories are becoming more flexible and digitally connected. The future of science facilities is also being shaped by the growing pressures of commercial and environmental sustainability,” said Mark Walsh-Cooke, PE, LEED AP BD+C, principal with Arup. Arup’s clients in science span academic, institutional, and corporate sectors.
The nine-story, 145,000sf Boston University Center for Integrated Life Science & Engineering, designed by Payette, will provide flexible research facilities for the science faculty. The visionary research center, housed within a modern and sustainability facility, is expected to open in 2017.
- Arup produced energy models for the newly completed 69,000sf UMass Lowell Health and Social Sciences Building.
- The high performance curtain wall at the 220,000sf Northeastern University Integrated Science and Engineering Complex balances openness with insulating spandrels, and will be wrapped with an outer skin of fixed solar shading to achieve the enhanced thermal performance requirements of the skin. Designed by Payette, the project is targeting LEED certification and is expected to open in 2016.
- Functioning as a shared facility, the Rutgers School of Engineering Gateway building will encourage collaboration among a multitude of engineering programs within the building as well as instructional lab and research accommodations. The 112,500sf interdisciplinary facility will support three of the school’s major initiatives: sustainability, wireless technologies, and advanced manufacturing.
- Arup is providing mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering design services along with fire protection consulting for the design of a new 125,500sf academic building for the College of Health Professions at Sacred Heart University.
- Arup is providing engineering design services for Westfield State College’s new Science Center, as part of a greater university science complex. Designed by Cambridge Seven Associates, the new 54,000sf building is essential to the university’s STEM programming and will accommodate all science and nursing concentrations. Expected to achieve LEED Silver certification, the building will open in 2016.
- Arup performed structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing/fire protection engineering; acoustic consulting; audiovisual consulting; IT and communications consulting; LEED consulting; lighting design and daylighting; security consulting; and sustainability consulting at Brown University’s Building for Environmental Research and Teaching, in Providence, R.I.