University of Toledo

Toledo, Ohio

  • FIRM

    SSOE, Inc.


    Wolfe Hall

  • AREA

    175,000 sq.ft.





Collegiate Gothic architecture maintains the stone campus tradition and encloses a double-loaded corridor floor plan at an efficient 56 percent usability.

In addition to space for chemistry, biology and pharmacy research, the facility provides a sterile products lab, tissue culture rooms, cold rooms, environmental chambers, MRI lab, dark rooms, etc. A research ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMNBBJ CAPACITY450COST PER SQ FT$159.00FEATURED IN1998 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYWork in Progress with a programmable environmental control system is located on the roof and a full function vivarium is included in the basement. Pharmacy accommodations include an interactive pharmacy practice lab, as well as distance-learning equipped recitation rooms. Lecture halls for 300 and 150 students also are included.

To address the need for reconfiguration of labs as research requirements change, the design incorporated an integration of 4-foot modular wall panels with 4-foot modular lab casework. Based on a 3- to 5-year reconfiguration cycle, the flexible lab is expected to yield a life-cycle cost of about one-third of other approaches.

Photographer: ©Mark Packo