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New Orleans BioInnovation Center – New Orleans, Louisiana

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Building: New Orleans BioInnovation Center (NOBIC)
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Design Architects: Eskew + Dumez + Ripples (NOLA-based)
Associate Architects: NBBJ
General Contractor: Turner Universal
Local General Contractor: Gibbs Construction
Mechanical & Electrical Engineers: Newcomb & Boyd
Structural/Civil Engineers: Morphy Makofsky
Landscape Architect:  Daly Sublette
Size: 4-story, 64,000 SF
Completed: August 2011
Cost: $38 million

AE Interests: Lab and office facility that obtained LEED Gold certification and uses 1/3 of  the energy used in a typical laboratory facility, annual energy costs lowered by $150,000-200,000 [a], pervious concrete in the parking lot to collect drainage from the roof and condensate from AHUs (rainwater storage system) [a], aluminum brise-soleil to allow transparency while still blocking summer solar gains (reflecting traditional use of shutters and screens in New Orleans) [a,b], double-glazed glass in conference rooms with direct access to courtyard to create civic presence and green spaces within NOBIC [b], incorporation of local artists by including recycled glass art pieces in murals throughout the building [c], “Resiliency in Design” [c].

Article: [a][b]

Video: [c]

 

Written by Sabrina Belloso

December 6, 2017 at 9:45 am

Posted in Built

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