H2o architects has designed the new high-tech Research Building for UTS. Our team recently attended the ‘topping out’ ceremony for the project – a seven-storey building housing several cutting-edge laboratories in the heart of the UTS campus.
The highly-complex project includes space for Advanced Analytics, Chemical Synthesis, Phenomics, Biomedical and Biotechnology Research and Translational Medical Science.
H2o architects’ design reflects the University’s strategic focus on research excellence, with each floor containing the latest up-to-date research equipment and technologies.
Laboratory spaces are carefully planned to adapt to the changing needs of researchers with a strong focus on innovation, collaboration and flexibility.
The Translational Medical Science Lab will provide infrastructure to rapidly translate novel genomic and imaging research discoveries from the laboratory to pre-clinical trials and eventually with commercial support to the clinic.
Meanwhile, the vision for the Advanced Analytics Lab is to be Australia’s leading accessible analytical chemistry research facility for academia, industry partners, small and medium enterprises, and end-users. The Lab will produce highly trained specialist mass spectrometry scientists for the pharmaceutical, biological, clinical, food and environmental industries.
The Research Building will be a high-profile research space that consolidates the research infrastructure of for the Faculty of Science and Faculty Engineering & Information Technology. It will facilitate integrated and collaborative research across the Science/FEIT disciplines.
The project is due to be opened in late 2020.