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...the Collaboration Center will bring the best and brightest scientists and engineers together to discuss emerging technologies, share ideas, and ultimately deliver science that can change the world for the better. Larry Richards, Energy Program Manager PNNL
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PNNL Collaboration Center slideshow image
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PNNL Collaboration Center

PNNL Collaboration Center

A world-class collaboration facility, bringing scientists and engineers from all over the world to this high-desert locale in Central Washington.

Occupying a central position on the campus, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Discovery Hall is a beacon for the campus. Housing both PNNL’s badging office and orientation facilities, it is also designed to be the first stop, and thus the first impression, for all visitors to the campus.

This project was defined by both budget constraints and high campus standards, specifically for building performance and energy usage. PNNL and the US Department of Energy required that the project meet the federal government’s Whole Building Design Guide. This involved intense scrutiny of the building’s mechanical systems by a large number of engineers and scientists from the owners’ team. The primary gathering space, a large glass concourse, faces north which reduces solar heat gain while still providing generous natural light, and overlooks a landscaped courtyard, creating a fourth side of the exterior quad. A café, designed for both the daily use of the PNNL campus and special events, creates indoor and outdoor seating options for conference attendees and on-site scientists alike.

Arranged with flexibility in mind, the facility holds a number of small huddle rooms in addition to the larger collaboration rooms. The large rooms are able to accommodate from 250-450 individuals and feature state-of-the-art AV systems. This entire facility can easily be adjusted for a myriad of uses and configurations, including large meetings, workshops, training exercises, and science-focused events.

Client
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Location
Richland, Washington
Date
2018
Size
24,474 sq ft
Tim Wybenga, Katie Seifert, Mark Williams, John Gonzales