to launch learning and research into the next century, the seven story Lindy
Claiborne Boggs Center for Energy and Biotechnology is a triumphant mergence of
precision and beauty. One million
dollars in state-of-the-art laboratory, computer and research equipment has
been invested in the Center, the architectural anchor of Tulane University's
engineering and sciences complex.
building techniques were required to create a stable, vibration-free
environment, allowing the equipment to operate at optimum efficiency.
to support above average live loads of 100 pounds per square foot, the
cast-in-place structure, utilizing 101/2" thick floor slabs and sheer
walls, ensures that no vibration offset calibrations and sensitive instrument
room has its own temperature control and ventilation system, and critical
environmental controls protect sensitive equipment in the laboratory. A portion of the test facility is shielded
from radio frequencies with a lining of copper mesh sheeting, thus preventing
interference from stray radio signals.
Totally energy efficient in design, the Lindy Claiborne Boggs Center has
been constructed with double glazed windows and above normal wall and roof
insulation which meet the stringent requirements of the United States
Department of Energy.
spite of the highly technical nature of this building, its exterior,
incorporating brick masonry, architectural precast, and glass, is in complete
harmony with the ivy covered buildings of past generations.
Owner: Tulane University
Architect: Broadmoor, LLC
Contract Value: $7,000,000
Services: General Contractor