Penn State Life Sciences Building

State College, PA

"A sterling example of innovative and cutting edge architecture, a symbol of Penn State’s future…" - President of the University

Client
The Pennsylvania State University & The Pennsylvania Department of General Services
Completion
2004
Size
161,500 Square Feet
Cost
$38 Million
Role
BLT/Payette Joint Venture Architects, Interior Designer
Description

The building houses the Huck Institute of the Life Sciences, administrative offices, and four centers of excellence: Plant Biology, Neurosciences, Developmental Biology, and Toxicology and Carcinogenesis.

These pure-research laboratories occupy a portion of the first floor and all of the second, third and fourth floor. On the ground floor and part of the first floor, the facility offers state-of-the-art classrooms of up to 300 seat capacity, teaching studios, faculty and student office spaces, video conferencing facilities, and numerous areas for informal exchange of research information.

The program also features a barrier animal facility for approximately 7,700 rodents in a partial basement.

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