BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, PROVO, UTAH
The design solution for the Ezra Taft Benson Science Building separated the major functions of the facility. The auditoria and study spaces form an end to a major campus quadrangle, while the teaching and research labs form a wall along the side of the quadrangle. Research labs and faculty offices are located in upper stories. Environmental sampling labs requiring truck access are situated adjacent to a neighboring service court. Nuclear magnetic resonance and laser labs reside in the lowest level of the building.
A modular laboratory design approach was employed to accommodate the 184 different program spaces into a coherent plan. The selected laboratory module allows the combination of several modules to form large, open teaching laboratories or the subdivision of modules into smaller specialized laboratories and offices.
Client Brigham Young UniversitySize 191,310 sf