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Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience

California Institute of Technology

The Chen Neuroscience Research Building is a Gold LEED certified facility that supports vibration and noise sensitive spaces including laboratory spaces and a large lecture hall. The building is three stories tall and includes two basement levels. We provided acoustical input regarding partitions for behavioral suites with stringent STC requirements as well as architectural acoustics support for offices, conference rooms and the lecture hall. Additionally, we provided support for vibration control via the structural and mechanical design for the vivarium and research labs. A site survey was conducted to confirm that the area was not problematic with regards to vibration and noise. Additionally, measurements were taken to verify that the construction of CNRB did not negatively affect nearby sensitive spaces on campus.

144,780 sq ft
Awards and Mentions
Gold Award in BD+C's 2021 Building Team Awards
Construction time: April 2017 to October 2020
Delivery method: Design-Build