Keitaro Yoshioka
olney umass lowell

From the 2022 Architectural Portfolio: Olney Chemistry Teaching Laboratory

March 16, 2023
The project was recognized in the Specialized Facility category.

This renovation modernizes the main chemistry teaching laboratories for UMass Lowell’s North Campus. The space focuses on clear, unobstructed sightlines to enable instruction and supervision while also making possible a flexible teaching and lecture style. Work benches are designed to respond to a variety of teaching styles with individual and group spaces. Fume hoods are organized along the perimeter wall to enable clear supervision. A flexible lecture space can be set up in various layouts to accommodate demonstration, lecture, presentation, and testing. Low-volume airflow fume hoods, energy-efficient building systems, and variable air volume controls were used to maximize the energy efficiency of the laboratory space. Light materials are used to brighten the space and provide a warm environment.

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