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The Undergraduate Teaching Labs project will consolidate teaching laboratories for Biology, Chemistry, Neuroscience and BioPhysics in a new structure that will complete the fourth side of the existing Mudd/Levi/Biology complex.  Teaching labs will occupy the lower three floors of the building.  The upper floor will provide research labs.  All floors will include seminar rooms and faculty offices.  A partial basement will provide shell space for future expansion of the Levi Building vivarium.  At the center of the complex, a new commons with a coffee bar, created on the rooftop of the existing Mudd lecture hall, will serve as a focal point for the natural sciences community.

Particular attention has been paid to energy usage.  By using generously sized heat and enthalpy wheels, chilled beams and high-efficiency fume hoods, the design targets using half of the energy of the a typical existing science building on campus.  The glazed north façade will provide views of the Bufano Gardens hillside and allow maximum daylight to enter the labs. 

Key Features

  • 20 teaching wet labs
  • Student project lab
  • Computer lab
  • Instrument core with NMR facility
  • 20 bays of research lab benches
  • Procedure, tissue culture, autoclave and cold rooms

Expected Completion

June 2013

Facts and Figures

  • 104,400 gross square feet
  • 70,200 net square feet
  • 67% efficiency
  • 4 floors plus partial basement and penthouse
  • 143 high efficiency fume hoods
  • LEED Certification Goal: Silver (currently scoring as Gold)

Project Team

  • Architect:  Ballinger Architects
  • Lab Planner:  Ballinger Architects
  • Civil Engineer:  RK&K
  • Landscape Consultants: Mahan Rykiel Associates
  • Construction Manager:  Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
  • JHU Client Representative: Martin Kajic    
  • JHU Project Manager:  Travers Nelson

Related Links

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