Commissioning an Energy Research Hub

Interdisciplinary Science Building, Brookhaven National Laboratories


Developing breakthrough technologies for batteries, biofuels and solar panels are some of the main objectives for the scientists working in the new Interdisciplinary Science Building (ISB) at Brookhaven National Laboratories. A world-class hub for energy research, this new building provides customized laboratories for multidisciplinary research teams attempting to solve some of the country’s biggest energy and environmental challenges.

Inside the LEED-Gold-Certified facility’s 64 laboratories, researchers are engineering and optimizing materials in high-precision experimental environments. BVH commissioned the high-tech research building, which also houses a dry room, ultra-low vibration laboratory, office space and meeting rooms.

Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Located on Long Island, NY, Brookhaven operates large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and advanced technology. The Laboratory’s almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 5,000 visiting researchers from around the world.


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Size / Cost

87,700 SF / $47 million