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J. Craig Venter Institute in California by ZGF Architects LLP

 
May 4th, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

The client’s commitment to environmental stewardship initiated the challenge for the design team to create a net-zero energy (NZE) laboratory for its new West Coast research institute, which resulted in a 44,607 SF building comprised of a single-story laboratory wing and a threestory office / administrative wing framing a central courtyard, all sitting above a below-grade parking structure for 112 cars. The new facility was designed to achieve LEED-Platinum certification and a net-zero energy footprint, making it the first such biological laboratory in the country. The courtyard serves as the heart of the Institute, drawing researchers across and into the collaborative outdoor space. The project uses a modest palette of materials: highperformance glazing, Spanish cedar wood, and high-strength concrete. Each material was considered for its contribution to the enhancement of the building’s performance, resulting in a building that is both functional and artful in its simplicity.

Image Courtesy © Nick Merrick

Image Courtesy © Nick Merrick

  • Architects: ZGF Architects LLP
  • Project: J. Craig Venter Institute
  • Location: 4120 Capricorn Lane La Jolla California 92037, United States 
  • Photography: Nick Merrick
  • Project Owner: J. Craig Venter Institute
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Suburban
  • Building or Project Gross Floor Area: 44,607 square feet
  • Project Completion Date: November, 2013

For Full Project, click here.

Image Courtesy © Nick Merrick

Image Courtesy © Nick Merrick

Image Courtesy © Nick Merrick

Image Courtesy © Nick Merrick

Image Courtesy © Nick Merrick

Image Courtesy © Nick Merrick

Image Courtesy © Nick Merrick

Image Courtesy © Nick Merrick

Image Courtesy © Nick Merrick

Image Courtesy © Nick Merrick

Image Courtesy © Nick Merrick

Image Courtesy © Nick Merrick

Image Courtesy © Nick Merrick

Image Courtesy © Nick Merrick

Image Courtesy © Nick Merrick

Image Courtesy © Nick Merrick

Image Courtesy © Nick Merrick

Image Courtesy © Nick Merrick

Image Courtesy © Nick Merrick

Image Courtesy © Nick Merrick

 Image Courtesy © ZGF Architects LLP

Image Courtesy © ZGF Architects LLP

 Image Courtesy © ZGF Architects LLP

Image Courtesy © ZGF Architects LLP

 Image Courtesy © ZGF Architects LLP

Image Courtesy © ZGF Architects LLP

 Image Courtesy © ZGF Architects LLP

Image Courtesy © ZGF Architects LLP

 Image Courtesy © ZGF Architects LLP

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