Higher Education

Zebrafish Genetics Research Lab

Client:

UMASS LOWELL

Location:

LOWELL, MA

This research laboratory space was designed to support genetics research using Zebrafish. The project looked at a series of locations on campus to locate both the laboratory research space and the associated tank suite for live Zebrafish. This location in UMass Lowell’s Olsen Hall was selected providing a light filled research space on the upper 6th floor, with the heavier tank suite located in the subterranean basement. See our profile on the Olsen Fish Tank Suite project. The project features a separated write up area allowing students and visitors to come and go from this area while limiting access and potential contamination in the main lab area and visual connection between spaces.

Olney 304 - Research Labortory

Client:

UMASS LOWELL

Location:

LOWELL, MA

GRA designed this renovation to create a modern interdisciplinary biology and chemistry research facility in UMass Lowell’s Olney laboratory building. The facility provides 8 fume hoods for chemistry work, incubators, bio-safety cabinets for cell culture, and imaging facilities.

Olney 303 - Chemistry Teaching Lab

Client:

UMASS LOWELL

Location:

LOWELL, MA

This renovation updates one of UMass Lowell’s teaching laboratories to the current modern teaching methods the University employs. Open, flexible, and efficient the laboratory space allows for a variety of teaching methods and student collaboration on various project types. A flexible lecture, presentation, and instruction area allows classes to be held in an adaptable style on the fly and with modern presentation tools available to instructors.

Pearson Michael Chemistry Department

Client:

tufts university

Location:

somerville, MA

GRA designed a comprehensive renovation to the Pearson Michael chemistry complex at Tufts University. The project included new lecture and conference facilities, chemistry teaching laboratories, support spaces, and building envelope improvements.

Percival Hall - Business School Renovation

Client:

Fitchburg State University

Location:

Fitchburg, MA

GRA master planned and designed this multi-phase renovation of the Percival Hall Building on the main University quadrangle of Fitchburg State University.

The project revitalizes the historically significant former elementary school as the new home for Fitchburg State’s premier business school. Modern case rooms, presentation level class rooms, board room, and lounge space provides modern facilities for Fitchburg State’s modern teaching methods. Academic offices, conference/collaborative spaces and support spaces are all renovated to create an efficient, open and inviting environment for students, staff, and visitors.

The project is currently in construction on phase three to renovate the main second floor classrooms and common areas.

School of Public Health Labs

Client:

UMass Lowell

Location:

Amherst, MA

This project creates modern teaching laboratory spaces for the School of Public Health core programs. The facility creates new collaborative work areas for students to work in teams collectively and individually depending on the application. Spaces are flexible, bright, inviting areas for students of all degree levels.