“The EIC is one of the most advanced research facilities at the university. It will provide students, researchers and academic professionals the opportunity to actively engage in, observe and support advancements in sustainable energy technologies.”
HOK’s design allows interdisciplinary researchers to address society’s critical energy-related issues. The facility provides laboratory space focused on rock and fluid physics, underground resource characterization, chemical and thermodynamic properties of fossil fuels, computational modeling, and carbon technologies, as well as research in renewable energy technologies such as urban wind turbines.
Cutting-edge technologies such as real-time 3D visualization, multi-screen touch walls and internal/external AV links allow for cross-disciplinary collaborations throughout the campus, as well as strategic global partnerships with other academic institutions and private industries.
The collaborative environment includes laboratories, office space, a conference center and auditorium, public outreach and demonstration spaces. Key research-based activities are integrated into the architectural expression.
LEED certified anticipated
57,000 sq. ft. / 5,300 sq. m.