Houston, Texas, United States
Reimagining the research lab
The University of North Carolina Genome Sciences Building (GSB) reimagines the traditional linear arrangement of the research lab, locating wet and dry labs together in light-filled pods that encourage interdisciplinary interaction. The facility serves as a new social hub for the campus, demonstrating the value of transparency in science through its glass membrane and porous plaza level. A centerpiece in SOM’s Bell Tower District master plan for UNC, the building adds inviting new classrooms and laboratories while improving pedestrian access between the university’s historic North Campus and its medical school.