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The Ohio State University breaks ground for laboratory building

The Ohio State University breaks ground for laboratory building

The Ohio State University breaks ground for laboratory building

COLUMBUS, Ohio (June 18, 2012) —The Ohio State University has broken ground for a major laboratory building, the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry Building (CBEC), designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. Construction will begin immediately for the building, which will substantially increase OSU’s capacity for interdisciplinary research in chemistry, biochemistry and chemical biomolecular engineering. The building is expected to be completed by 2014.

Light-filled and open, CBEC will include gathering spaces for researchers and students, reinforcing the collaborative atmosphere of the labs. Located in the science sector of OSU’s main campus, the building comprises a 4-story lab wing and a 6-story office tower connected by bridges. The building features a plaza and landscaped green that provides a continuous north-south connection through campus. Designed to attain LEED Silver, the building includes high-performance building systems and advanced materials for energy efficiency. For additional energy savings, heat recovered from fume hoods will be reused in the HVAC system.

The building is the first at Ohio State for Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. The firm has completed laboratory buildings at Yale University, the University of California, Los Angeles, the Cleveland Clinic and other institutions.

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