The $300 million project planned by CWRU is the largest in decades and the largest ever for the Case Quad, which is home to science and engineering buildings. The primary goal of this investment is to create an environment that fosters meaningful breakthroughs to address problems faced by individuals and society as a whole.
The new building will provide a bright windowed facade and a landscaped entryway immediately north of the building, making that part of campus more welcoming and accessible for the surrounding community. This investment also aims to attract and retain top researchers, stimulating regional economic growth and promoting collaboration among different disciplines.
The building will be located south of Euclid Avenue and overlook Martin Luther King, Jr., Boulevard to the west.
“A well-designed research building brings enough collaborative space that encourages interaction without undermining the space required for technical laboratories,” said Chris Martin, Principal and Science & Technology Market Sector Leader at HGA. “This new building has a distinct goal: to provide interdisciplinary teams a space that will allow them to join forces. Partnering with established and growing industries on research initiatives could lead to solutions for the world’s challenges.”
Outcomes of ISEB research initiatives might lead to breakthroughs in:
- Developing industrial-scale batteries for the electrical grid
- Researching new green processes for sustainable manufacturing
- Studying pathogens that proliferate in air conditioning systems
- Developing new types of prosthetics
The building is being designed to offer adaptable and flexible research environments with strategically placed informal and formal spaces. The intent is to remove physical barriers, inspiring users to interact and work together across disciplines.