Arizona State University, under the direction of President Michael Crow, has begun to lay the groundwork for a new academic research model. This model is focused on collaboration across disciplines to encourage dynamic and synergetic intellectual pursuits that will have a real impact on science.
The new Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 1 is the first COST PER SQ FT$335.00FEATURED IN2006 Architectural Portfolio multiple phases of research infrastructure situated centrally on the main campus. The state-of-the-art laboratory building is an expansion of the College of Life Sciences and the College of Engineering. It houses life sciences and engineering faculty research, supported by analytical and computational laboratories.
The laboratories have been designed as generic in order to provide the flexibility to adapt to a variety of research programs over time. Shared support areas, such as environmental rooms, procedure rooms and equipment rooms, will be outfitted on each laboratory floor. Core lab, NMR, research computing and vivarium facilities have been designed to support research anticipated for this building, and to augment future phases of the campus research infrastructure.