Georgia Institute of Technology
The MILL 2.0 Feasibility Study
Lord Aeck Sargent performed a study to explore the feasibility of creating a ‘Make | Measure | Discover Space’ materials innovation and learning laboratory (MILL) for the School of Materials Science + Engineering.
The study explored the potential of renovating a space on the ground floor of the J. Erskine Love Jr. Manufacturing Building, which opened in 2000, to house student collaboration space, wet and dry laboratories and analytical tools.
The study proposed a design that would allow The MILL to maximize natural light and put science on display through the use of internal windows. The design requires removal of existing circulation, but adds a new corridor along a branding wall concept that highlights several of the proposed labs.
Programmed spaces include:
- Materials Characterization + Measurement Lab
- Materials Fabrication Lab
- X-Ray Analysis Facility
- Nano Fabrication Lab
- ‘Wet Works’ Chemistry Lab
- ‘Dirty’ Fabrication Lab
- Materials as Art StudioCollaborative Space
- Computing Space