Delon Hampton & Associates (DHA) provided structural design services for this new building as the home of the University’s core science and research facilities.The new 81,000 SF mixed use academic building supports and promotes interdisciplinary research and educational collaboration. The research building was designed as an energy efficient (LEED) facility which incorporates cutting-edge technology and the latest educational, environmental and research standards. It includes wet and dry laboratories, instructional space, research support space, ground floor retail, and centralized offices for faculty, students and academic staff. This six-level building had stringent requirements for vibration restriction on slabs due to sensitive laboratory equipment. The project had an aggressive design and construction schedule, also requiring the release of an early foundation-to-grade design package.