The University of Texas at Arlington Engineering Research Building
The 234,000-square-foot, multidisciplinary Engineering Research Building (ERB) at The University of Texas at Arlington unites science and engineering in one facility to leverage resources, combining diverse skills and backgrounds to facilitate collaborative research.
The facility is shared by faculty and researchers at the College of Engineering and the College of Science who are investigating, among other projects, new cancer treatments and better detection of deadly viruses. The building also houses the Departments of Computer Science and Engineering and Bioengineering, and integrates research teams from biology, biochemistry, genomics, math, neuroscience and physics to foster new, collaborative initiatives. The ERB includes efficient and flexible research and teaching labs, laboratory support spaces, classrooms, and faculty, student, and administrative offices.
The Engineering Research Building has achieved LEED Gold certification based in part on such features as occupancy sensors and shading devices which achieved a 14.7 percent energy cost savings, as well as low-flow water fixtures which cut potable water use almost in half from traditional designs. It also incorporates green / light-reflecting roofs, abundant natural light, rain and condensate water capture for landscaping, and the use of recycled materials. The complex reflects and reinterprets the existing materiality of the UT Arlington campus through the use of red brick, limestone, glass and steel. Engaging outdoor spaces are also included for relaxation and collaboration.
Page served as Architect of Record, in association with ZGF as Design Architect, and also provided MEP engineering and LEED documentation services.