The ISB is a laboratory building used by various scientists and researchers. The floors are steel and concrete composite framing, the roof is heavy steel, the entry canopies are glue-laminated timber, and the foundation is 12-inch thick conventional cast-in-place concrete on spread/strip footings. Allowable soil bearing pressure is 8,000 psf.
Architect: Mark Headley; StudioFORMA
Eclipse Team: Troy Leistiko, Sushil Shenoy
Keys to Success
One hundred tons of mechanical equipment is housed in the mechanical penthouse
Two heavy steel trusses support the roof and four levels of concrete floors over the extra-large lecture room on the first floor
Seismic and wind forces are resisted with steel seismic towers anchored to the foundation with 2 ½-inch diameter steel rods