This expansive, three-story lab features a reinforced “strong wall” and a “strong floor” to test the strength of enormous objects, like bridge beams. The lab includes a 20-ton crane, a dedicated loading bay and a machine shop.
Class 100 Nanofabrication Clean Room
In the cleanest parts of the lab, each cubic foot of air will have no more than 100 particles larger than 0.5 microns—roughly one-tenth the width of a red blood cell—facilitating the creation of devices that measure mere billionths of a meter.
Five rooms—specially built to dampen vibrations from the nearby Metro—house high-resolution microscopy equipment, allowing researchers to study nanometer-sized samples in ultra-fine detail and create 3-D reconstructions of specimens.
This expansive, three-story lab, with a glass wall facing 23rd street to invite onlookers, allows engineers to work on outsized projects that will help build safer, more earthquake-resistant bridges and buildings.
Among the many teaching spaces in SEH, these 1,000-square-foot teaching labs are stacked at the center of the building from the third floor to the eighth floor. Enclosed by glass on three sides, they include labs for software engineering, circuitry and robotics.
Located on the roof of the building, the greenhouse is scheduled to open in 2016 and will be climate controlled to keep the space hospitable for several diverse species of plants and small herbivores during the high summer heat.