Encouraging Interdisciplinary Interactions Among Inter-institutional Researchers

Rice University, BioScience Research Collaborative, Houston, TX

Thoughtfully designed to facilitate and encourage interdisciplinary interactions among inter-institutional researchers, the BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC) is equipped for cutting-edge laboratory, theoretical and computational investigations. Research encompasses a wide range of disciplines from chemistry to bioengineering and focuses largely on improving human wellness through science.

Working with the design architect, SOM, we designed the interior fit-out projects within the BRC and are currently working on additional build-outs as new faculty is recruited. The first phase of the project included 150,000 sf of laboratory space, vivarium, core facilities with mass spectrometers and TEM, classroom and support spaces for bioengineering research.