Texas A&M University Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building
With the landscape of research ever-evolving, the Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building (ILSB) was designed with the changing needs of the researcher in mind. Modular systems allow for flexibility of lab reconfiguration in an environment that encourages communication and collaboration involving multiple colleges including Agriculture and Life Sciences, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Science, Veterinary Medicine, and Biomedical Sciences.
Conveniently located as a physical and conceptual link to the life sciences corridor, and the west campus research buildings, it houses specialized support areas for integrative research initiatives in several areas such as genomics, proteomics, and neuroscience, which serve the entire university.
Robert M. Gates, Former Texas A&M University President
Deemed the “gateway building,” the ILSB enhances the University’s research interactions across disciplines, and enables A&M to recruit outstanding faculty, and pursue major research funding.
In addition to laboratories and teaching spaces, the ILSB houses a coffee shop to aid and foster the on-going collaboration among students, researchers, and faculty.
Certified LEED Gold, the building was designed with environmentally sustainable features to minimize the environmental impacts caused by its construction and to reduce its life cycle operational costs.
The ILSB redefines the energy and performance standards for campus research facilities, and it serves as the sustainable benchmark for the University.