The new 227,000 sf research building houses the Department of Bio- Engineering and the Department of Chemical Engineering. Research conducted at the facility includes the development of new materials and renewable energy; biomedical device design; the use of fluid mechanics to understand blood flow; and the application of mathematical and engineering concepts to gain insights into body mechanics. The building contains 34 laboratories including 22 customized research spaces, offices, a vivarium and teaching facilities. The project was delivered up to three months ahead of schedule by using BIM to model all elements in an extremely successful collaborative effort by all major disciplines. Rutherford + Chekene was structural engineer.