Rhodes Hall Bioengineering Building Annex
The Bioengineering Building addition creates a laboratory-rich environment for learning and advancement that will enrich the science, research and educational goals of Clemson University.
With a focus on biomaterials, biomechanics, cellular biology and their respective applications to medically related issues, the Bioengineering program at Clemson is one of the oldest bioengineering programs in the world. The design intent of the new building addition was to create spaces for interaction and collaboration for the Bioengineering department on both a departmental and campus scale. Key design features address existing site conditions related to scale, pedestrian circulation and building relationships, utilize daylight and respond to the campus master plan. The addition’s main entry has become the gateway for the entire Bioengineering Complex. The addition houses large “smart” classrooms, research laboratories, support laboratories, teaching laboratories, faculty offices, post doctorate/student offices and shared public spaces.
Lord Aeck Sargent also performed the energy modeling and LEED administration for the project, which was certified LEED Gold. With lab ventilation/exhaust the largest energy user, automatic ventilation rate set-backs during unoccupied periods and energy recovery from the exhaust air stream were selected as cost-effective efficiency strategies. The project also features water-efficient fixtures, low-emitting building finishes and full cut-off site lighting to minimize light trespass.
In collaboration with Michael Keeshen & Associates.