Harvard University – Bauer Life Sciences Laboratory

Project involved a new dramatic, triangular building to expand Harvard’s Chemistry Department complex.

Client:   Harvard University
Designer:  Ellenzweig Associates
Size:  60,000 SF

Project Features

  • Complex curtainwall façade with a soaring three-story atrium.
  • Extensive below grade work for utility relocation.
  • 30,000 sf of subterranean space beneath the interior courtyard.
  • “Geo-Jet” earth retention system and drill shafts used to form the foundation retaining wall in order to minimize noise and vibration.
  • Multi-level pedestrian connectors and tunnels connect the new facility to the existing science complex.
  • Interior work included laboratories, faculty offices, conference rooms and lecture halls.
  • Adjacent to the Peabody Museum and the Harvard Museum of Natural History, which houses a priceless, fragile collection of 3,000 glass models of plants.
  • Winner of the Build Massachusetts Honor Award

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