Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building
The new Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building (ILSB) is enabling Texas A&M University to play a critical role in the most advanced scientific research. This three-story laboratory complex is equipped with cutting-edge laboratories as well as research support space, a conference center and food service, and administrative spaces. The facility is designed to aid in the recruitment of faculty and students for both the graduate and undergraduate programs.
The ILSB is also an outdoor laboratory highlighting sustainable water practices. Meeting the sustainability challenges of this LEED Gold Certified facility, storm water management, quality, and reuse were essential to the design. Our civil engineering team created a set of low impact development tools from which several were chosen to meet the client’s vision. A cistern currently made of 95% recycled material was designed to capture the rain water that is being used for 100% of the site’s irrigation needs. A rain garden and a rock berm retain and treat runoff to mimic natural conditions. Texas A&M University is using the ILSB to educate students in sustainability.