The Integrated Circuits Laboratory is a 1,900-square-foot interior project for the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Portland State University. The university requested a unique space to house a credence integrated circuit-testing machine, as well as space for three adjacent teaching laboratories. The three laboratories for faculty and graduate students COST PER SQ FT$81.57FEATURED IN2001 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYSpecialized next to a 20-foot by 20-foot square room housing the large circuit tester.
The square room was designed to terminate an existing corridor in the department, as well as act as a starting point for a major expansion for the department in the future. The design of the square room was intended to reflect the precision of the equipment in both organization and detailing. Backlighted fiberglass and polycarbonate panels form the perimeter of the room. Intersecting the room is the beginning of a curved glass-walled corridor that will be the point of departure for the future expansion.