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Northwestern University’s Technological Institute is one of the largest academic buildings in the world and yet they needed to expand the space to accommodate growing needs for two programs. Wings B and C feature the university’s integrated Molecular Structure Education and Research Center (IMSERC), an analytical lab and research laboratory, plus an additional three floors of associated space for the university’s Engineering Life Sciences program of Biomedical Engineering.

  • Two, five-story additions with mechanical penthouses for the Technological Institute Building.
  • Wing fill and infill additions include numerous cleanrooms and interior build-outs throughout.
  • Cleanroom is supported by 7,537 square feet of mechanical floor, which houses the handling systems.
  • A range of cleanroom classification levels including: ISO 5 Class 100, ISO 6 Class 1,000, ISO 7 Class 10,000, ISO 8 class 100,000, and case and return air.
  • 11 wet labs over 8 floors, totaling 19,000 square feet.
  • Pepper also constructed the F-G wing, which included a 2-story cleanroom to support new equipment for interdisciplinary research and the interior build-out of an additional three floors for the Earth Planetary and Science department.
Northwestern University
Flad Architects
Project Location
Evanston, Illinois
Awards & Certifications
LEED Silver