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HOK Science + Technology

plant + agricultural sciences facility experience


This building is more than brick and mortar and more than classrooms and laboratory space. It represents the opportunity to fortify areas that make our programs viable to West Virginians through increased research and strengthened partnerships.� Steve Bonanno Dean and Director, West Virginia University Extension Service


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.


P L A N T + AG R I C U LT U R A L S C I EN C E S : T H E C H A L L EN G E

world-changing science to solve global agricultural challenges Research in the post-genomics era of plant science allows scientists to translate new knowledge for the benefit of human + animal nutrition and health; improve the sustainability of agriculture worldwide; facilitate the rapid development and commercialization of promising technologies and products; and contribute to the education of students of all ages.


The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, Missouri, has had a major impact on plantbased research, and is consistently listed as one of the best research institutions at which to work by The Scientist Magazine.


P L A N T S C I EN C E FAC I L I T I E S : T H E C H A L L EN G E

laboratories housing plant science research often require particular design attention The unique combination of offices, laboratories, and greenhouses for conducting plant growth experiments are subject to significant design conditions, as they must maintain safe and precise environmental control over a wide range of space temperatures, humidity, air quality, and air movement. Orientation must be carefully chosen to minimize shadows cast on any greenhouses. Open, flexible, and modular laboratories are recommended to promote both interaction and allow for the changing nature of funded research programs and visiting investigators. Sophisticated electrical and mechanical systems are required to meet the critical loads of the laboratories, plant growth rooms and chambers, greenhouses and computational labs.

Number of plant sciences facilities designed by HOK

12


L E A D ERS I N A N I M A L H E A LT H + AG R I C U LT U R A L S C I EN C E FAC I L I T I E S

buildings that support animal health + agricultural science can cover an extremely broad range of science and facility needs Whether for academic research, government testing or private industry, those planning new or renovated facilities often require significant consultation on program, scope, cost, and schedules for projects that must be accomplished within limited budgets. Add to that the community concern that may arise over perceived hazards or animal well-being, and it’s easy to see why those building facilities for Animal Health and Agricultural Science are looking for an experienced hand to guide them through the programming and design process. With facilities may range from Companion Animal Health to Veterinary Research and Animal Vaccine Development, to Diagnostics to large-scale federal testing facilities, HOK brings a significant depth of experience from one of the largest Science + Technology practices with significant focus in Animal Health and Agricultural Facilities. This has given us insight into the unique processes involved in this facility type, as well as operational and security requirements designed to protect both animal and human health and safety. We work quickly and expertly to plan, design these special buildings, answering the critical issues around: • Labs to deal with Zoonotic and Vector-Borne Disease study • Labs for Rapid Diagnostics of Animal Disease • Flexible surge labs • AAVLD accreditation


162,000 sq. ft.


+ EN T ER P R IS E R EN T-A- C A R I N S T I T U T E FO R R EN E WA B L E F U EL S

donald danforth plant science center St. Louis, Missouri With a major objective to create a research institute that would put St. Louis at the forefront of plant science discovery, six organizations in the St. Louis region formed a partnership and challenged HOK (with designer NGP) to create a highly-interactive flexible, sustainable, world-class plant science institute that now includes the Enterprise Rent-a-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels.


2,100,000 sq. ft.

4 LEED-NC PLATINUM


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 humanity’s most urgent scientific challenges. The Plant Stress Genomics Research Center studies the mechanisms by which plants are able to tolerate salt and drought conditions . The supporting greenhouse consists of 18 air conditioned growing rooms and a connected support head house, totaling 18,000 sq. ft.


226,000 sq. ft.


N E W AG R I C U LT U R A L S C I EN C E S B U I L D I N G

west virginia university Morgantown, West Virginia As the ‘student centered’ hub for the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design, this facility is designed to provide flexible teaching and research environments, to assist faculty research in advancing their investigations, as well as to enhance student comfort, providing an excellent foundation for their studies. Core facilities include Plant Growth Chamber Lab & Transformation Lab and a Soils Testing Suite.


147,000 sq. ft.


M AG R U D ER H A L L A D D I T I O N A N D R EN OVAT I O N

truman state university Kirksville, Missouri HOK utilized a highly interactive process involving administration, faculty, staff and students to program and design an addition and complete renovation for Magruder Hall, the existing Science Building at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. The Science Department offers under­graduate study in Agricultural Sciences, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.


330,000 sq. ft.


AVA N T É C EN T ER FO R S C I EN C E , H E A LT H C A R EERS + EM ER G I N G T EC H .

william rainey harper college Palatine, Illinois This new academic facility cohesively integrates the more than a dozen educational programs from multiple academic departments into a single building - establishing a new benchmark for academic excellence, student collaboration and environmental stewardship. It supports health and natural sciences and includes a greenhouse for botany courses.


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.


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.


42,000 sq. ft.

4 LEED-NC SILVER


N I D U S C EN T ER FO R S C I EN T I F I C EN T ER P R IS E

nidus center St. Louis, Missouri

The Nidus Center for Scientific Enterprise was a unique not-for-profit plant biotechnology and life sciences incubator in St. Louis sponsored by Monsanto Company. The center’s goals included: encouraging the formation and growth of new businesses; drawing plant and life science entrepreneurs and researchers to the region.


500,000 sq. ft.


L I F E S C I EN C E S C EN T ER

monsanto Chesterfield, Missouri The Life Sciences Research Center, consists of a 500,000 squarefoot physical sciences center, a 400,000 square-foot plant growth facility, and a 50,000 square-foot bioresearch center.


200,000 sq. ft.


P U B L I C H E A LT H , EN V I R O N M EN TA L A N D AG R I C U LT U R A L L A B O R ATO RY FAC I L I T Y

state of new jersey building authority West Trenton, New Jersey In support of the Departments of Public Health and Agriculture, this consolidated facility provides critical testing and lab space for microbiology, environmental chemistry and analytical laboratories for the state. Department of Agriculture Facilities include space for plant science and monitoring and surveillance of agricultural pathogens.


530,000 sq. ft.

4 LEED-NC


N AT I O N A L C EN T ERS FO R A N I M A L H E A LT H A M E S M O D ER N IZ AT I O N P H A S E II , C O N S O L I DAT ED L A B O R ATO RY FAC I L I T Y

us department of agriculture Ames, Iowa HOK’s design for the USDA Consolidated Lab Facility combines program and space requirements from the three primary agencies colocated on the Ames site. This highly secure environment for testing and research provides a state-of-the-art facility to foster interaction between researchers, and attract top scientists to the USDA.


30,000 sq. ft.

photo courtesy Flintco


L A B O R ATO RY B U I L D I N G

oklahoma department of agriculture Oklahoma City, Oklahoma HOK designed a new laboratory building to house the Department’s laboratories and the Bureau of Standards. The Laboratory Services Division tests samples submitted to assure the quality of agricultural products sold and works to protect the environment, diagnose animal diseases and to assure the accuracy of all weights and measures. First floor labs are located near the main entry with a floor to ceiling glass wall to allow visitors to see lab operations. Second floor labs and an employee break area are accessed by a central corridor that overlooks the 3 story high lobby atrium. Labs with heavy exhaust requirements are located on the third floor minimizing vertical runs of fume hood exhaust to the roof.


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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 Plant + Agricultural Sciences Facility Experience  

A portfolio of HOK Science + Technology group's plant and agricultural sciences facility experience.