Project Overview

Location
Durham, N.C.

General Contractor
Skanska

Architect
Hillier

Length of Project
18 months

Scope
300,000 sq. ft., LEED Silver Certification

Duke University French Science Center

  • 1250-kilowatt generator
  • Wet labs, offices, specialty rooms, cold storage rooms, conference rooms and lecture hall
  • Tied into two existing buildings while they remained operational
  • Complex lighting systems
  • Dimming systems
  • Lightning protection
  • One vegetative roof system
  • Complex A/V systems
  • Oversized atriums to maximize daylight harvesting
  • Complex smoke evacuation systems.
  • Site lighting
  • Funded through a donation from the Gates Foundation