Metropolitan Architecture Studio designed the new Olson/Donovan Chair Tissue Engineering Laboratory for the Department of Bio-medical Engineering at the University of Akron.
This research laboratory is designed for tissue and DNA research. The laboratory combines chemical and biological workspace for biomedical engineers. The design provided for a fluid workflow, enabling different groups to work in the lab simultaneously. The lab accommodated fume hoods, bio-safety cabinets, rheometers, and other biomedical engineering equipment and an isolated space for microscopy. LEED and Labs 21 principles were used in its design.