New Emerging Science & Technology (NEST) Center
The George R. Brown Building at Rice University was originally built in 1991 and houses research labs and offices for the Schools of Engineering and Natural Sciences. Research groups relocated to another building, creating an unassigned block of space. Both Schools anticipated hiring additional research faculty in the near future to move in to the open space. FKP designed the new NEST lab space, giving Rice an environment that accommodates modern research and is flexible to support a variety of research types. FKP worked diligently during design to infuse the new space with as much light as possible and included pops of color to lighten the space. Collaboration spaces located directly outside the labs allow for connection to the research while creating areas for spontaneous interaction.
- Location: Houston, Texas
- Size: 15,000 sf
- Services Provided: Programming, Lab Planning, Architecture, Interior Design, Equipment Planning, Furniture Planning