Sciences Center


120,000 SF

The Life Sciences Center at SUNY Stony Brook consisted of a new 90,000 SF Research Building and 30,000 SF Teaching Building. The laboratories of this building were an extension of the existing Life Science Facility.

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Sky walkways span over the plaza and enter the existing Life Science Facility, allowing workers to circulate throughout the combined facility.

Research included molecular patheophysiology, human genetics and cell biology. Specialty labs included a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) facility, a P2/P3 bio-hazard containment lab and an aquarium for the study of marine life. K&L Group provided stainless steel perforated diffusers, stainless steel return system and VAV (2-position box). Compressed air was also brought into the spaces with drainage to the acid waste system.

State-of-the-art DDC base building control systems were combined with reliable 2-position lab controls. A modern smoke removal system further enhanced building safety. Toxic fume hood air was exhausted through two (2) 40′ stacks to the atmosphere, high above all nearby campus buildings.

Electric power was backed up by an emergency generator for critical and life safety building loads. The temperature control, fire alarm, computer / phone and hot water systems were tied to the central campus systems, for efficient utility usage and remote monitoring capability.

Plumbing systems included R.O. water, compressed air, vacuum, natural gas, and domestic water systems. Both buildings were cooled by a new chiller plant in the Research Tower. The entire facility was fully sprinklered for occupant life safety. A modern smoke removal system further enhanced building safety.

Project completed by K&L Group, A Division of MG Engineering