Florida Atlantic University Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Research II
Students conduct world-class research at Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. PGAL’s design for the research building served as a catalyst for the campus’ new architectural style.
After conducting a campus master planning exercise, the university selected PGAL to design the 42,000-square-foot marine science specialist facility.
Located on the channel in Fort Pierce, the two-story complex features three modular buildings that house laboratories, laboratory support, and office space.
Two architectural knuckles create additional support space for the researchers. The building’s 18 lab lines are grouped in threes, with 10-foot by 6-inch modules, 40 offices, and four bullpens housing five to six researchers. Each area features waterfront views.
Identifiable from the main entry and the waterfront channel, Research II Complex’s three-story, glass-enclosed lobby serves as a beacon of science throughout FAU’s campus.
A tree-filled plaza and courtyard leads researchers from the newly remodeled Link Building to the Research II Complex and down to the waterfront for contemplative study and discussion.
- Two-story, three-building, 42,000-square-foot marine science specialty complex
- 18 lab lines
- Three-story, glass-enclosed lobby visible throughout FAU’s flagship campus
- Tree-filled plaza leading to the waterfront