wsu tri-cities | bsel

a project with SRG Partnership | cooperative with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

This slideshow requires JavaScript.


Bioproducts research focuses on creating new products from agricultural waste, primarily from Washington’s burgeoning wine industry. While the Bioproducts program creates valuable products from ordinary waste, the 57,000 sf building features economic materials detailed in extraordinary ways.

To maximize a limited budget, Emily and the design team separated the classroom/office spaces from the labs, and created a distinct identity for each. The classrooms and offices are wrapped in metal panel on the exterior and finished with warm wood materials inside. The lab components are contained in utilitarian yet beautifully detailed stained concrete tilt-up panels. The layout accommodates spaces for spontaneous collaboration among students, faculty and scientists. Daylighting was carefully planned to illuminate the interiors and provide views while mitigating the intense environment of southwest Washington. | images courtesy SRG

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s