The miniaturization and nanotechnology revolution is driving convergent advances in electronics, information technology, biology, and industrial technology, fields with distinctive and often conflicting operational protocols, regulations, and technical requirements.

Net Zero Ready

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

ZEN (Zero-Energy Nanotechnology) Building

The ZEN building is the largest zero energy-capable, mixed-use building in the United States.

Atrium roof with ETFE pillows

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

ZEN (Zero-Energy Nanotechnology) Building


This demonstration building is the largest zero energy-capable, mixed-use facility in the United States.

Nanotech Lab

Boston College

Integrated Sciences Cleanroom and Nanofabrication Facility


Shared nanofab facilities support both individual and collaborative research.

Views into laboratory

New York University

Molecular Nanoscience Laboratory


Flexible, modern research labs helps recruit top faculty and students.

Nanoscience's "Incredible Complex"

When President Obama toured the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering's "incredible complex," he addressed more than 650 researchers, students, and government and business leaders inside what became the first 450mm wafer cleanroom in the world. He praised the college for preparing students for specific high-tech jobs in a sector that's growing, creating a virtuous cycle of manufacturing opportunity in the U.S. "You have an outstanding university. Now I want what's happening in Albany to happen across the country."

Community Impact Advancing Mission

How Much "Ability" do you Need?

by Jeff Schantz

Science changes constantly, so science buildings need to constantly change. Having the ability to change quickly and affordably has always been a challenge. We have five strategies to help our clients understand the tradeoffs between cost and capability...