Virginia Tech ICTAS Engineering Building
State-of-the-Art Science/Lab Facility • Constrained University Site • Signature Campus Facility • Repeat Client
Designed by internationally renowned architect Pei Cobb Freed in partnership with Burt Hill Architects of Washington, D.C. , the Critical Technology and Applied Sciences (ICTAS) engineering facility was developed to support leading edge development in applied and fundamental research in multi-disciplinary areas; specifically, bioengineering, biomaterials, nanotechnology communications and sensor technologies. The 4-story, 99,000sf concrete-framed structure clad in traditional “Hokie Stone” is complimented with precast concrete window surrounds and glass curtain wall. The project includes BSL 2 research facilities, classrooms, multi-user common areas and offices for research faculty and post-doctoral appointments. Each laboratory is equipped with gas, chemical-resistant waste piping, fume hoods and snorkel ventilation systems, as well as, complex HVAC and ventilation systems, building automation controls, heat recovery units and fire alarm/suppression systems. Interior products include high-end finished laboratory casework, terrazzo and welded sheet vinyl flooring. Site work included the extensive coordination, removal and relocation of existing utilities.
Location: Blacksburg, VA
Owner: Virginia Tech