Fairfax, VA

George Mason University, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study

Scope/Solutions

The Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study is a neuroscience research facility on George Mason University campus. The institute houses a vivarium and modular laboratories where scientists research psychology and neurobiology to better understand mental health and neurological diseases. Seeking to expand the facility, the Krasnow Institute needed a building addition with limited floor vibration to protect sensitive laboratory equipment. SGH provided structural design and building enclosure consulting services for the three-story building addition.

The 29,000 sq ft, composite steel-framed structure features a two-story pedestrian corridor with an expansion joint that links the existing building to the new addition. Highlights of our work include the following:

  • Structural design in two phases using a design-build project delivery method
  • Design of a temporary exterior wall in Phase I in anticipation of the Phase 2 expansion
  • Vibration analysis to ensure the proper operation of sensitive laboratory equipment
  • Building enclosure design consulting

Project Summary

completion-date

2010

Completion Date
building-size

29K

Project Size
project-deliver

Design-Build

Project Delivery
Solutions
New Construction
Services
Structures | Building Enclosures
Markets
Education
Client(s)
Louviere, Stratton & Yokel, LLC (LSY)
Specialized Capabilities
Building Design

Key team members

Gary R.  Strand
Gary R. Strand
Structural Engineering Division Head, Washington, DC