• VLEST view from Walnut Street

  • Rendering of VLEST view from the ice rink

  • 3D rendering of Courtyard View of VLEST

  • VLEST Courtyard Walkway Rendering

Planning Strategy: 
This newly-constructed, state-of-the-art laboratory will serve as the home of the Vagelos Institute for Energy Science and Technology and the Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research. The new building will consolidate the University’s existing and future energy research, which includes the study of  energy conversion methods that are clean and efficient, into one facility consisting mostly of research labs. Shared between SAS and the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the building will also provide a high-quality indoor and outdoor environment to attract and retain faculty and students and maximize learning potential, research productivity, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
The Vagelos Laboratory will be made up of seven occupied floors of highly functional, flexible, and efficient lab space supported by collaborative spaces. Wet chemistry research labs, optics research labs, and researcher workstations will be built in conjunction with support spaces, faculty offices, an administrative suite, and a service link to the existing DRL. A new courtyard, framed by DRL, the Palestra and the new Vagelos building will be at the 32nd Street level, approximately 8 feet below Shoemaker Green. A pedestrian ramp will connect Shoemaker Green to this building, above the courtyard level. VLEST is scheduled for completion in winter 2025. The project will target LEED Silver.

Vagelos Laboratory for Energy Science and Technology Location

Vagelos Laboratory for Energy Science and Technology

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