The University of Texas at Austin Larry R . Faulkner Nano Science and Technology Building
- Austin, Texas78,000 SFBeck – ConstructionHKCP Jennings Hacker and Partners – Architect
Named in honor of the University of Texas at Austin’s former university president in recognition of his leadership in bringing the university’s nanotechnology program to national prominenc, the Larry R. Faulkner Nanoscience and Technology (FNT) Building emphasizes a continuing focus on nanotechnology. Nanoscience is driving fundamental research in many areas, including the development of solar energy technologies, health diagnostics and treatments, and energy storage devices. Built by Beck, the multi disciplinary, collaborative research center fosters education, science and engineering in nanosciences and nanotechnology. Main areas of research focus on bioelectronic materials, molecular nanoscale electronic materials, quantum dot and quantum wire nanoscale material and nano patterning and nano imaging. The facilities include a class 100-1000 clean room, mechanical space, wet/dry lab as well as office space. As part of the project, Beck placed a 10’x10’ utility tunnel below an existing lab facility at 25’ below grade. Using the latest methods in utility and retention systems, the tunnel was successfully put in place below a fully operational lab facility without disruption.