Spaces | Aerodynamics Laboratory
Reifsteck Reid was the lead architect on this project and was responsible for all phases of the project including project management. The new addition was designed as an extension on the east side of the existing building. It was important that the new addition was compatible and contextual with the design of the existing structure and would expand the existing pre-engineered metal building to the east.
Laboratory spaces within the addition houses equipment relocated by UI researchers included: a Mach 4 wind tunnel, an asymmetrical wind tunnel, a 5x5 wind tunnel, and an anechoic chamber. The proposed project work included mechanical and electrical systems and services in the new addition, as well as reconfiguration of some utility connections to other research equipment in the existing building.