This interior gut renovation transforms an outdated 1970s-era laboratory into a 21st-century teaching and research environment. A key goal of the project was to revitalize Loeb Laboratory as a functional and desired space on campus by engaging students and faculty, celebrating the special qualities of the building’s coastal site, and highlighting Marine Biological Laboratories’ dual missions in research and education.
- Interior layout was reconfigured to meet research-specific needs for technology and instrumentation and to support collaboration and multiple modes of learning.
- A natural aesthetic informs interior materials.
- Interior windows borrow daylight and allow views into the labs.
- New kitchenettes and lounges equipped with laptop stations, projectors, marker boards, and comfortable seating create social nodes for informal interaction and break-out spaces for classes and conferences.
- Large-scale, fixed environmental graphics on each floor feature samples of student photography. Changeable lightbox frames located at each stair can be used for a rotating exhibit of student images.