Terasaki Life Sciences Building - 2011 Brick in Architecture Award Winner
In preparation for the TLSB, SAA initially provided services for site planning and historic building research to prepare to demolish the 1957 addition to Mira Hershey Hall and the 1968 annex. SAA also carefully coordinated the site utilities in preparation for the new building and for Mira Hershey Hall’s future requirements. SAA coordinated numerous building systems for the exterior and for the large, open flexible wet laboratories, shared support & core facilities, a vivarium, research offices and conference areas. The labs include chemical fume hood alcoves, tissue-culture support and darkrooms.
Type: Lab, Institutional
Feasibility Study, Site Preparation & Renovation
Programming and Renovation: 176,590 SF
Associate Architect: SAA
Executive Architect: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (BCJ)
Landscape Architect: Katherine Spitz Associates, Inc.
Builder: PCL Construction Services, Inc.
Mason Contractor: Masonry Concepts Inc.
Brightly lit office spaces create an overall improvement in energy usage as well as a visual connection to the outdoors.
Emphasizing spaces with light, the building provides pockets of spaces that look out at desired views for people to retreat to amidst a busy day for a moment of pause.