Attracting and retaining the best research and development academics.
The University of Arkansas Technology Development Foundation created this building to provide scientists with high-end laboratory space to advance their work. The site for this two-story laboratory anchors the space between Genesis Center and the Innovation Center. The building’s strong vertical concrete panel and curtain wall contrasts the horizontal metal panel system of the adjacent Innovation Center. The vertical rhythms are obtained using random window patterns, throughout the concrete wall panels. Space planning efforts included wet and dry lab functions, typical office use, and a two-story atrium that functions as a meeting space and is intended to host interaction and communication between tenants.