Northeastern University, Boston, MA
A targeted renovation transforms underutilized offices into state-of-the-art labs for research and collaboration.
Northeastern University’s College of Science (COS) sought to attract new talent and provide researchers with state-of-the-art laboratory facilities. Goody Clancy partnered with DREAM Collaborative to transform existing offices in the Mugar Life Sciences Building into modern wet labs. Our project team worked closely with Northeastern’s planning team and faculty to create a state-of-the-art research environment in a layout that maximizes utilization.
The COS labs provide a 2,650-square-foot, open, flexible workbench area for research and collaboration between faculty and students. Support spaces for microscopy, tissue culture, and other equipment surround the labs. Strategic updates to systems and infrastructure elements, including HVAC, plumbing, and electrical services, support the new lab program.
The resulting space house three new Principal Investigators in Biology. Its flexible layout was designed to accommodate unspecified uses, and it will be easy to adapt the labs for future uses. The COS labs are welcoming and bright, and make the most of available natural light. Daylight reaches deep into all work areas, to the benefit of the health and well-being of COS lab users.