French Family Science Center
Architect: Moore Ruble Yudel (Santa Monica, CA)
The French Family Science Center provides for Duke University Arts & Sciences state-of-the-art research laboratories for chemistry and biology, as well as several laboratories for related physics research. The project includes new undergraduate teaching labs for biology and chemistry. The project continues the university strategic plan, Building on Excellence by adding the 280,000 square foot building between Biological Science Building and the Phytotron Building and the Math / Physics building. The design incorporates a flexible laboratory module with mechanical and electrical systems anticipating future changes in scientific research. The exterior is brick in context with the Biological Science and Math/Physics buildings and the Duke brick blend used in the nearby Fitzpatrick Center building. The project, designed by Moore Ruble Yudell architects, received silver LEED certification and was opened in 2006.