Brown University Howard Hughes Memorial Laboratory

While creating highly specialized research facilities, the firm implemented a strategy to employ common design principals and finishes throughout the complex to tie the incongruous renovations together and create a singular approach for the entire complex. One of the signature classrooms in the BioMed building at Brown University is the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Lab (HHMI). The design allows for students to learn hands on, with project based learning in the four corners of the room, taught from the center. This type of advanced learning environment is a key approach for laboratory design at LLB Architects. Other highlights of the HHMI laboratory classroom design:

  • Inherent flexibility in lab’s design and furnishings
  • Centralized instructor
  • Integrated technologies and utilities
  • Demonstration areas
  • Student surfaces and furniture which promote collaboration/non-hierarchical student workstation arrangements