Research Space Triples at Virginia Campus

June 01, 2011

Over the last three years, more than 7,000 square feet of new laboratory space has been built out as new research centers are created or existing ones are relocated from GW's Foggy Bottom Campus to the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus. These laboratories provide critical research space for new faculty in chemistry, physics, mechanical engineering, and the health sciences.

Exploration Hall, the original red brick all-purpose building, is now approximately 80 percent research space, containing the existing Earthquake Engineering and Structures Laboratory, the Center for Intelligent Systems Research with two Driving Simulator labs, the Traffic and Networks Research Laboratory, an expansion of the High Performance Computing Laboratory, and the Pharmacogenomics/Health Sciences Laboratory.

New labs in Exploration Hall include the Energy Efficiency Research Laboratory, the Nanomaterials and Nanomechanics Laboratory, and the Renewable Energy R & D Solutions Laboratory, and research components of the Center for Biomimetics and Bioinspired Engineering Lab.

The one-year old Innovation Hall, formerly the Tellabs site, now hosts the Nursing Skills and Simulation Center and the National Crash Analysis Center Vehicle Modeling Laboratory. Innovation Hall will also become home to the GW Online High School and a new center in computational biology.