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Exterior of ASU Building A

The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University Building A and B

The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University Building A and B | Tempe, Arizona

The 347,000 gross-sq.-ft. buildings (Building A – 172,000-sq.-ft. with 6,000-sq.-ft. BSL 3 space, and Building B – 175,000-sq.-ft. with 13,000-sq.-ft. ABSL 3 space and a 45,000-sq.-ft testing area with interstitial level above) provide lab and office space for cutting-edge research in areas such as neural rehabilitation, genomics, molecular biophysics, neutraceuticals and edible vaccines, and nano-scale bio-optics and bioscience. The research is interdisciplinary in nature, with a focus on the life sciences, bioengineering and biotechnology.


Discovery and Innovation

A primary aim in building this facility was to accelerate the pace of discovery and innovation. The facility was designed to meet the most stringent demands by experimental programs in biotechnology and nanotechnology; to enhance communication and collaboration between researchers with an open, shared lab design and a central atrium linking all floors; to be flexible, allowing for rapid reconfiguration of space and equipment to meet the changing demands of the research programs; and to be a hub providing the linkage between the multi-disciplinary research groups and those from leading industries and regional institutions.

Building A was completed in Fall 2004 and achieved LEED Gold for New Construction. Building B was completed Fall 2005 and achieved LEED Platinum for New Construction.