Green & Design - May/June 2009 - (Page 32)

research & development social science BNIM Architects creates an innovative, high-performance R&D facility for the University of Texas that satisfies the needs of the 21st century and beyond By Danine Alati, Managing Editor, Contract Photography by Farshid Assassi and Richard Payne Banishing the big box, dark, and isolated research laboratories of the past, Berkebile Nelson Immenschuh McDowell Architects (BNIM) in Kansas City, Mo., broke out of this stifling norm with its design of The Fayez S. Sarofim Research Building, home of the Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases (IMM) at The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. With the idea of incorporating light, views, sustainable strategies, and spots for interaction, BMIN created a 229,000-sq.-ft. building—including wet and dry research laboratories, administrative offices, conference rooms, discussion spaces, a 200-seat auditorium, ambient social spaces, and a large atrium for social events—that achieves the necessary functionality in a building that is 32 | May/June 2009

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Green & Design - May/June 2009

Green & Design - May/June 2009
LEED v3: A Highly Evolved Solution
Book Review
Learning Curve
Environmental Trends in Kitchen Design
The Butterfly Effect
Eastern Promise
Social Science
Retail Remedy
They Speak for the Trees
Up to the Challenge
Here Come the Lawyers
Green Gets Political
The Hardest Part of Being Green
Products: Designer’s Picks
Sources and Ad Index

Green & Design - May/June 2009