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HOK Science + Technology

engineering + physical sciences facility experience


This HOK team is one of the best teams we’ve worked with. They thoroughly appreciate our campus master plan and the extremely valuable and challenging site for this new large engineering building. Their extraordinary interactive design process has produced a fantastic new building design that is both contextual and unique….and impresses both functionally and aesthetically…a huge achievement!” Gordon Turow, RLA, ASLA Director of Campus Planning and Design The Pennsylvania State University


a sample of our projects currently in design or recently completed


HOK

HOK is a global provider of planning, design and delivery solutions for the built environment. Since the firm’s founding in 1955, HOK has developed into one of the world’s largest, most diverse and respected design practices. The firm employs more than 1,700 professionals linked across a global network of 23 offices on three continents.


H O K S C I EN C E + T EC H N O L O GY

In response to the growing need to fully service the unique organizational and scientific challenges facing our clients in science and technology organizations, the HOK Science + Technology group was born. This group of expert professionals brings innovative facility design to our most complex projects around the world.


University of Florida Research + Academic Center LEED Platinum


S U S TA I N A B L E D E S I G N

HOK has become one of the world’s preeminent sustainable design experts and many of our projects have received LEED Certification. We have made the commitment to design facilities from the whole building perspective.


EN G I N EER I N G + P H YS I C A L S C I EN C E S : T H E C H A L L EN G E

the second machine age: blurring the lines between science + engineering How we accommodate the rapidly changing nature of engineering and physical sciences to provide flexible solutions to complex facility issues is a critical challenge we face in the design of facilities to support these subjects.


This unique cross-disciplinary facility serves both the Schools of Business and Engineering providing smart technology-integrated classrooms, specialized lab spaces and a shared central atrium for collaboration. An Engineering Design Center provides dedicated space to conceptualize and prototype engineering designs.


EN G I N EER I N G + P H YS I C A L S C I EN C E S : T H E C H A L L EN G E

the future is a blurring of traditional discipline boundaries in science and engineering As the pace of scientific change accelerates, students are pursuing knowledge and experiences in dramatically different ways from previous generations. Their global worldview allows them to easily work across boundaries, and they understand the importance of managing our environmental challenges and expect their educational institutions to respond accordingly. Educational institutions are experimenting with several emerging curriculum and teaching approaches to meet the preferred learning styles of science and engineering students: • Hands-On Interaction • Focus On Group Work • Technology Integration • Innovation on Display • Cross-Pollination Among Disciplines

Number of academic engineering + physical sciences facilities designed by HOK

33


L E A D ERS I N D E S I G N FO R EN G I N EER I N G + P H YS I C A L S C I EN C E S FAC I L I T I E S

programming and design for the future of engineering must integrate increasingly complex requirements for a wide range of demands These requirements have altered the approach to design and require that the labs be more flexible to accommodate constantly changing and varied program needs. The proliferation of sophisticated instrumentation has increased many-fold, and Some of these instruments generate safety and electromagnetic interference concerns that result in the need for high bay, below grade and/or shielded spaces. To accommodate these varied research requirements, we service engineering research labs with central utilities. These include exhaust systems that may dictate scrubbing, instrument cooling water, highly purified water, liquid and gaseous nitrogen, and instrument grade compressed air. Electrical loads are high and typically demand special isolation and grounding systems. Casework systems to accommodate intensive instrumentation should be carefully considered so researchers can respond to constant reorganization. In teaching labs, the audio-visual requirements necessary for lecture and demonstration must be thoughtfully considered as well. Maintaining sight-lines in a variety of class setup scenarios can be challenging without flexibility. In today’s multidisciplinary laboratories, there is a definite need to intermingle departments and encourage a research collegiality that transcends the lab as we know it today.


475,000 sq. ft.


N E W C O R E S C I EN C E S FAC I L I T Y

memorial university St. John’s Newfoundland, Canada HOK designed this interdisciplinary learning and research building to help Memorial University meet their goal of significant new faculty and student growth. Positioned on a signature site, the building is a new gateway into the campus. Science and Engineering are put on display inside and outside of the building, which takes design cues from natural elements and local building traditions.


238,000 sq. ft.

4 LEED-NC SILVER


I N T ER D IS C I P L I N A RY S C I EN C E S B U I L D I N G

university of south florida Tampa, Florida This project was designed to meet the University’s needs for large multi-user shared core facilities. It integrates modern teaching labs, accommodates new faculty in the basic sciences, and enhances USF’s ability to recruit and retain faculty and researchers befitting a Research University status.


270,000 sq. ft.

2007 Design Awards Program of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command “Merit Award for Interior Design�


M I C H EL S O N - C H AU V EN E T H A L L S R EN OVAT I O N

us naval academy Annapolis, Maryland HOK’s highly interactive programming and design process produced 21st century, flexible, multidisciplinary labs and support areas; as well as all new energy-efficient building systems and equipment for the US Naval Academy.


90,000 sq. ft.


B I O M ED I C A L EN G I N EER I N G B U I L D I N G

georgia institute of technology Atlanta, Georgia The Biomedical Engineering Building provides essential research and instructional facilities for the advancement of biomedical engineering and includes research space for Biomaterials, Biomolecular Engineering, Electrophysiology and Biomechanics. The building includes flexible research laboratories with movable bench workstations and overhead service carriers in the center of the labs.


2,100,000 sq. ft.

4 LEED-NC PLATINUM 2011 R&D Magazine Lab of the Year


K AU S T

king abdullah university of science+ technology Thuwal, Saudi Arabia KAUST is a transformative new research university that brings together the world’s best minds around problems of human need and social advancement. Research focuses on the following four thrusts: Energy, Water, Environment, Food and Agriculture. The flexibility of the universal lab neighborhoods allows the co-location of a broad range of multidisciplinary labs with greatly varying environmental and technical requirements.


68,000 sq. ft.


EN G I N EER I N G A N D C O M P U T ER S C I EN C E B U I L D I N G + J O H N M C C O N N EL L K- 12 M AT H & S C I EN C E C T R .

colorado mesa university Grand Junction, Colorado In an effort to consolidate all engineering programs onto CMU’s main campus and meet expanding program growth needs, the university is seeking to build a new Engineering and Computer Science building. Currently, the Mechanical Engineering program is housed in a facility three miles from the main campus. The new facility will bring those engineering students back to the main campus and create a new gateway from the western edge of the campus. The facility will house CMU’s Mechanical Engineering and new Civil Engineering programs, both of which operate under a progressive model for higher education in partnership with the University of Colorado.


105,000 sq. ft.

4 LEED-NC GOLD


W IS C O N S I N EN ER GY I N S T I T U T E

university of wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin This first of its kind, world-class facility for bio-energy research, provides a platform for creating economically viable and sustainable plant-based energy resources. The research center houses crossdisciplinary teams from departments that include Agronomy, Bacteriology, and Biochemistry. The building also includes including biofuel demonstration gardens to help bring energy issues to the public.


278,000 sq. ft.

4 LEED-NC SILVER


W I L L I A M EC K H A R DT R E S E A R C H C EN T ER ( W ER C)

university of chicago Chicago, Illinois This new facility supports engineering-based research, including the new Molecular Engineering program. The clean-room space, related imaging, and other space for biomolecular engineering and nanotechnology will support diverse programs and enable The University to expand strategic interests in molecular engineering and broaden their scientific agenda in physical, biomedical, and social sciences.


116,540 sq. ft.


B U S I N E S S A N D EN G I N EER I N G C EN T ER

university of southern indiana Evansville, Indiana This new facility serves expanded enrollments in the School of Business and Department of Engineering at both the undergraduate and graduate level and provides needed general classroom and specialized laboratory and instructional space, faculty and administrative offices, student study areas, computer laboratories, and group meeting facilities.


170,000 sq. ft.


B I O L O GY A N D C H EM IS T RY AC A D EM I C B U I L D I N G

university of wisconsinstevens point Stevens Point, Wisconsin This new building will provide space for Chemistry and four learning clusters from the Biology Department to be relocated from their existing Buildings. UWSP’s value on science education and research is evident in their establishment of the building as a ceremonial campus arrival point. A Tropical Conservatory puts science on display in a striking architectural focal point.


53,000 sq. ft.


EN ER GY I N N OVAT I O N C EN T ER

university of wyoming Laramie, Wyoming HOK’s design for this facility creates an environment similar to that found in the energy industry or national laboratories by blurring the boundaries of traditional academia; providing flexible labs and cuttingedge technologies such as real-time 3D-visualization. Sophisticated AV linking allows the University to leverage strategic campus and global partnerships with other institutions and industries.


105,000 sq. ft.


D E VO N EN ER GY H A L L , C O L L EG E O F EN G I N EER I N G

university of oklahoma Norman, Oklahoma In an effort to both expand and unify the College of Engineering, HOK masterplanned three new buildings: Devon Energy Hall, a teaching lab and research facility for Computer Science and Electrical Engineering programs; an attached interdisciplinary ‘practice facility’ workshop that supports team projects, such as solar cars; and a new teaching lab and research facility for the Bioengineering program.


350,000 sq. ft.


S H EL BY C EN T ER FO R EN G I N EER I N G T EC H N O L O GY - P H A S E I & II

auburn university Auburn, Alabama HOK has been working to advance Auburn’s vision of furthering their position as one of the nation’s top engineering programs. HOK and Auburn developed a facility to support Auburn’s efforts to recruit seasoned faculty members, to draw high-achieving new students and further research efforts in the areas of Mechanical, Electrical, Aerospace, Computer Science and Industrial Systems Engineering.


50,000 sq. ft.


C O R C O R A N H A L L R EN OVAT I O N

george washington university Washington, DC HOK designed this renovation of a 50,000 sq. ft. existing historic building for George Washington University. The design will focus on accommodating program space for the Department of Physics and general use classrooms. The goal of the project is to create spaces that are conducive to a collaborative and intellectual environment, while meeting the user’s needs and providing flexibility for growth.


188,000 sq. ft.


C H EM I C A L EN G I N EER I N G | B I O M ED I C A L EN G I N EER I N G B U I L D I N G

the pennsylvania state university University Park, Pennsylvania To support growth in Biomedical Engineering program, as well as new leadership of the Chemical Engineering group, Penn State proposed a new shared facility for both programs. The new classroom and lab facility takes full advantage of the site to support the interdisciplinary nature of biomedical engineering, and connect both groups to other life science and related engineering disciplines in the heart of campus.


190,000 sq. ft.


M I C H EL S O N C EN T ER FO R C O N V ER G EN T B I O S C I EN C E

university of southern california Los Angeles, California The new CMSE building will nurture collaborations among basic and applied science and engineering researchers at the frontier of 21st century molecular science and engineering. World class, advanced imaging and nanofabrication core facilities occupy most of the basement floor. These institutional resources will house critical expertise and research tools to translate basic discoveries to applied tools and solutions.


15,000 sq. ft.


K AV L I N A N O S C I EN C E I N S T I T U T E

california institute of technology Pasadena, California HOK programmed, designed and developed centralized, multi-user laboratories for research in nanostructure synthesis, fabrication and characterization through the renovation of the basement of an existing building. The facility also incorporates a virtual conferencing facility, office space and collaborative interaction space.


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contact ELIZABETH VAN DERBECK, MBA, LEED® AP Senior Vice President | Science + Technology HOK 191 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 2250 | Atlanta, GA 30303 USA t +1 678 954 8972 m +1 404 428 4371 elizabeth.vanderbeck@hok.com

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HOK S+T Engineering and Physical Sciences  

A portfolio of HOK Science + Technology group's work in Engineering and Physical Science facilities.