This Nano-research facility will combine the Institute’s nanotechnology, materials, and engineering systems research with the most advanced fabrication tools and materials processing capabilities. Located steps from the Infinite Corridor and the Great Dome, the facility will serve 2,000 researchers, faculty, and students. This facility will consolidate complex research activities while simultaneously creating new connections and outdoor spaces, transforming the significant site into a campus-wide asset and new Institute destination. This project is envisioned to become an exciting new hub for the School of Engineering and includes material science, characterization suites, prototyping facilities, and chemistry teaching facilities.
The building will seamlessly integrate into the campus’ network of circulation, outdoor spaces, and academic fabric. The design aims to maximize user interaction and collaboration, not only in the state-of-the-art fab, but also in the public spaces and supporting environments surrounding the core. Visibility, flow, and human encounters are recognized as essential in fostering cross-disciplinary culture.Back to work section