Project Precedents

The following projects were selected as examples and precedents for what we are trying to achieve:

Integrative Biosciences Center
Biosciences Building
Biological Sciences Building
STEM Facilities

Wayne State University Integrative Bioscience Center

  • 206K
    gross square feet
  • 78K
    gross square feet addition
  • $78M
  • Gold
    US Green Building Certificate

Integrative Bioscience Center Footprint

Wayne State University iBio Lab


  • Large, flexible shared lab space
  • Shared lab support space
  • Collaborative research
  • Transparency
  • Proximity of office space to lab space
  • Large public space (soft space)
  • Collaborative space
  • Research on display
  • Public engagement
  • 'Wow' factor
  • Public engagement
  • Transparency
  • Collaborative space (soft space)

Building Area Analysis

Integrative Bioscience Center

20% of the Wayne State Integrative Bioscience Center's total net area comprises the collaboration, conference, and lounge spaces.

Wayne State iBio First Floor Plans
Wayne State iBio Second Floor Plans
Wayne State iBio Third Floor Plans

Murchie Science Building Expansion

Currently under construction, only 19% of the Murchie Science Building Expansion's total net area will comprise the collaboration, conference, and lounge spaces. This is only 55.6% Net to Gross square footage efficiency.

University of Michigan Murchie Science Building Expansion