Rochester Institute of Technology Expands Scientific Programs
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Rochester, NY, has selected the architecture team of Francis Cauffman and Bergmann Associates to design Institute Hall, a 78,000-sq-ft., a $26M research building. The state-of-the-art facility will provide space for RIT’s new chemical and biomedical engineering departments and supplement the University’s reputation for outstanding engineering education. Along with other recent buildings, it will complete the science quadrangle on the Modernist campus. Construction is expected to begin this fall, with expected completion for the 2012 fall semester.
In addition to the chemical and biomedical engineering departments, the four-story research facility will house the chemistry department, wet research labs, and facilities related to the RIT-Rochester General Health System Alliance. It will also add classrooms and a small vivarium.
In keeping with the cutting-edge research performed within the facility. Institute Hall will also be a showcase for innovative, environmentally responsible building materials. RIT anticipates that Institute Hall will achieve a rating of LEED Silver or higher.