In need of a home for the newly created Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology Department, Harvard sought to revive the Sherman Fairchild Biochemistry Building, which Payette had designed in 1981. The facility, one of the world’s first biochemistry buildings, was in desperate need of renovation. The new design dramatically increases the density of laboratories, while changing the fundamental relationship between bench-based and equipment-based laboratory space.
Sherman Fairchild Renovation
Cambridge, MA / United States
TOTAL SQUARE FOOTAGE
Stem Cell, Regenerative Biology, FACS/Flow Cytometry, Histology, Zebrafish, Research Labs
LEED-CI 3 Platinum Certified
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James H. Collins, Jr., FAIA, LEED AP
Jeffrey H. DeGregorio, AIA, LEED AP
Project Manager / Architect
Ronald Blanchard, AIA, LEED AP
Michael J. Quinn, AIA, CSI, CCS, LEED AP
Mary Gallagher, IIDA, LEED AP
Daylight for Intensely Occupied Research
The design also featured an innovative LED task light for laboratory lighting. The design team collaborated closely with a lighting manufacturer, lighting consultant, casework manufacturer, the Owner and users to develop the new fixture, using full-scale mock-ups to provide feedback. The combination of the task-ambient solution, high efficiency fixtures and fixture controls strategy is estimated to save 56% in lighting energy.