The Research Incubator Building (RIB), a flexible two-story facility, was built to accommodate the university’s expanding medical research initiative. The building design easily accommodates numerous research projects of various types and durations and features wet and dry student-learning laboratories and adaptable, flexible open-office space for faculty.
The RIB’s design includes standard steel-framed bay sizes and raised floors to distribute HVAS, data, telecom, power, and plumbing. Because of the modular building construction, faculty and students can easily modify lab sizes and configurations to adapt to various users. The exterior design is custom New Mexico style, combining a barrel vault and flat roof design elements. Integrated Architecture’s scope of work included schematic design, complete architectural documentation, and coordination with Workstage’s structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, civil, and landscaping consultants. Integrated Architecture also included interior design, finish selection, and documentation for this project.