We are pleased to announce that the Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering at Boston University was awarded the 2018 TurnKey Facility of the Year Award. The award recognizes outstanding achievements in the design/build of a new or renovated laboratory animal facility.
Boston University required an interdisciplinary building to bring together life scientists, engineers, and physicians for the study of systems neuroscience, cognitive neuroimaging and biological design. In lieu of a “one-size-fits-all” approach to program distribution, the Kilachand Center was designed for targeted flexibility to accommodate a broad array of research pursuits. The design team implemented a zoned approach on each floor, creating low, medium and high intensity areas. This allows for low intensity program spaces, such as computational labs and offices, and high-intensity program spaces. As a result, the building can accommodate a wide range of research pursuits while limiting the amount of space designed to the most stringent and costly performance requirements.
The TurnKey Awards are presented by ALN Magazine, published by Advantage Business Marketing.