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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Biodesign institute architects foster collaboration by design

Larry Lord, FAIA, principal of Lord, Aeck & Sargent, talks about his architecture firm’s work on the new $74 million Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University. The architects crafted vibration control zones using 18-inch concrete floors to stabilize sensitive nanotechnology equipment, and created an open laboratory plan that encourages collaboration between the institute's cross-disciplinary teams in biotechnology, nanotechnology, and information technology. more @ aia.org