94,500 GSF, 8,780 M2
Architecture, Interior Architecture, Programming
LEED for New Construction & Major Renovations (NC) LEED-NC-Gold
Merit Award -- Energy and Sustainability
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Groundbreaking science benefits from powerful design, as this project for LBNL, a collaborative and interdisciplinary research environment for the nanosciences, demonstrates. SmithGroupJJR drew on the spectacular setting for inspiration: a steep canyonside, descending into San Francisco Bay.
The simple rectangular block, with recessed window walls, sits atop a stone plinth creating a remarkable cantilever that defies the terrain. Inside, the research scientists occupying the myriad laboratories, utilizing the Class 1000/100 clean room suite or employing the electron microscopy imaging suite enjoy revelatory views of the surroundings.
But the Foundry is not merely fanciful and dramatic, as the organizational scheme meticulously delivers the fundamentals for laboratory research. The programming also links offices, labs and meeting areas in ways that promote interaction among departments and disciplines.
A Cutting-Edge Lab for Nanotechnology
Molecular Foundry is featured as a GreenSource Magazine cover story.