Wright State University Neuroscience Engineering Collaboration
Over a decade ago, Wright State University knew that neuroscience was a growing presence on campus, and called for a space as dedicated as its researchers and students. They wanted to convey an accurate representation of the synergy between neuroscience and engineering, and provide all the advanced amenities to support the unlimited potential of these powerful disciplines. To symbolize the University’s commitment to research, we worked closely with the researchers to create a facility designed specifically for their needs.
Our integrative approach captures the main goal of the research center. It creates new opportunities for multidisciplinary research by bringing together scientists and engineers in a partnership that is very unique to the facility. The space promises to encourage pioneering research and medical breakthroughs by housing a collective brainpower that will one day break new ground in healthcare and defense.
Colorful vertical fins on the exterior wall not only deliver a signature look, but serve as a shading device that reduces direct glare and heat gain into the laboratories. The design is energy efficient, using chilled beams to reduce air change rates to decrease energy usage. Labs, offices, and open teaming spaces all have access to natural daylight to provide an inviting, airy work space.
This project exudes character and energy efficient strategies to break the mold, and create a synergistic approach to interdisciplinary work.