Max Planck Florida Institute, Research Building

109,000 SF research building houses biochemistry and bio-physics labs, bio-imaging core facility, a vivarium including sterilization facilities with bedding feed and disposal system, as well as lab support space, such as specialized laser labs, flexible procedure rooms, and electron microscope facilities. In addition, the project included administrative offices, research library facilities, a large conference room with distance learning and high-end AV capabilities, and an entry atrium / lobby / gathering space. The supporting chiller plant includes two 475-ton centrifugal machines with associated cooling towers and pumps. The air handling units (AHUs) include heat wheel heat recovery of general laboratory air with separate dedicated fume hood exhaust systems. LEED Gold Certified.

Projects Highlights

Max Planck Florida Institute
ZGF Architects LLP
Jupiter, FL, USA
109,000 ft²
LEED Gold Certified

Project of the Year Finalist, South Florida/Caribbean Council of the Urban Land Institute Vision Awards | 2013 Outstanding LEED NC Project (Private) Finalist, U.S. Green Building Council South Florida | 2013

BR+A Principal