Clark will begin construction of the 60,000 square-foot facility with flexible laboratory and office spaces, as well as environmental rooms, support areas, and a conference center. The Argonne APCF will feature a state-of-the-art, highly-automated laboratory that includes a scientific collaboration space for the production and characterization of proteins and protein crystals.
The Argonne APCF project is designed to achieve LEED® Gold certification. Sustainable elements include a curtain wall system with high-performance electro chromatic glass which modulates the amount of tint in the windows to maximize natural light infiltration and to minimize solar heat gain.
The facility is expected to be complete in October 2013.
About Clark's Partners:
The Chicago office of SmithGroup is the designer and architect of record. Chicago-based project partners include Thornton Tomasetti, structural engineer; Affiliated Engineers Inc., MEP engineer; and TERRA Engineering, civil engineer.