Argonne Advanced Protein Characterization Facility
The Advanced Protein Characterization Facility (APCF) is a new, world-class biological, pharmaceutical, and biochemical research center. Located at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, the 60,000 square-foot building features a BSL-2 laboratory, environmental rooms, and specialized laboratories and support areas.
The APCF features a state-of-the-art, highly-automated laboratory facility that has been integrated with a scientific collaboration facility for production and characterization of proteins and protein crystals. It provides highly flexible laboratories for up to 76 researchers. Open and closed office spaces support laboratory activities. Secondary spaces for administration, building support, and interactive collaboration complete the facility.
The APCF is designed and to achieve LEED Gold certification. Sustainable elements include a curtain wall system comprised of high-performance glass and internal shading devices to maximize natural light infiltration and minimize solar heat gain.