AGI, Abbie Gregg, Inc.
  University of Connecticut | UCONN Tech Park
Innovation Partnership Building
     
  Project Features:
> IPB Building Size: 3 story, 114,000 GSF
> The 114,000 sq. ft. Innovation Partnership Building (IPB), will be outfitted with agile and flexible-use laboratories.
> 49,000 GSF Level One – Core Facility and Tenant Labs
> 16,000 GSF Level Two – Lobby and IPB Support
> 28,000 GSF Level Three – Tenant Labs and Offices
> 21,000 GSF Penthouse – Mechanical
> Featured industries: biotech / agriculture / natural resources, advanced characterization, advanced manufacturing, advanced pharmaceutical, advanced physical / biological sciences, nanofabrication and nanomanufacturing.
> Specialized equipment to support collaborative research activities
North Wing:
> Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center (AMIC) (high bay) core lab, nanomaterials development, advanced manufacturing, and advanced materials.
> Tenant high bay laboratories
South Wing:
> Imaging Advanced Characterization Labs (ACL) core lab, aberration corrected electron microscope, scanning and transmission electron microscopes, AFM, FIB, x-ray, TOF SIMS, and, prep-labs.
> Tenant labs imaging, advanced materials, test / assembly
  Project Location:
> Storrs, CT
   
  Design Architect:
> Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)
   
  Project Size:
> Ultimate goal is ≈ 900,000 square feet of building space divided into three “nodes” of several buildings each, connected by footpaths and by the extension of North Hillside Road to Route 44, which will create a new entrance to campus. The plan is to leave much of the area’s existing green space intact, while designing a technology park that’s in harmony with its environment.
   
  Project Delivery:
> Plans and Specs
   
  Professional Services Provided:
> 2012 - Present
   
  Project Status: 
> Fall 2017 - Base Build and Fit out Completed, building occupied. Tool Start-Up in Progress.
   
  Video - Innovation Partnership Building at the UCONN Tech Park:
> To view full size video, click here.
   
  Video - UCONN IPB
AGI Walkthrough:
> To view full size video, click here.
   
   
  Services Provided by AGI for Project:
> Technology Park visioning
> Masterplan for Technology Park
> Programming for phase I building
> Site evaluation & selection
> Core & shell building design support
> Specialty labs design: Advanced Characterization Labs (ACL), Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center (AMIC)
> Tool Installation Design
   
  Building Uses:
> The Innovation Partnership Building serves as the cornerstone project in the University of Connecticut's new Technology Park, located directed to the North of the Storrs campus. The building offers shared laboratories containing highly specialized instrumentation and equipment for use by industry scientists, engineers, and business entrepreneurs, as they work side-by-side with University of Connecticut researchers and students. The building also features incubation space for manufacturing entrepreneurs.
> REFINE
> - Characterization & Analysis
> Thermo Fisher Scientific Center of Excellence
> - Advanced Electron Microscopy
> Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center
   
  Key AGI Personnel:
> Abbie Gregg, Project Executive
> Craig Rossrucker, Vice President of Design
> Mark Winter, CSP, PE, Senior Technical Staff Process Systems, Life Safety and Process Mechanical Lead Engineer
> Daniel Novac, RA, LEED AP Senior Project Architect
> Michael Hillebrand, PE, Mechanical / Electrical Engineer
> Mark Alavi, PE, Process/Tool/Chemical Engineer