• © 2012 Benjamin Benschneider All Rights Reserved
  • © 2012 Benjamin Benschneider All Rights Reserved
  • © 2012 Benjamin Benschneider All Rights Reserved

UWA - Molecular Engineering Project

University of Washington

This new building brings together research teams to advance biotechnology and clean-technology research. Main corridors feature architecturally integrated, daylight-dimming fluorescent lighting tucked between removable translucent fins, creating a soft glow within the flexible spaces. The prominent skylight is accentuated with color-changing LED fixtures, precisely aimed to avoid light spill into the night sky. Creative energy-saving strategies were employed, including color-coded lighting near operable windows, signaling users when natural ventilation is possible.