Client Florida Atlantic University

Scripps Biomedical Research Facility, Phase I

Jupiter, Florida

Florida Atlantic University needed a 41,000-SF research lab building to serveas the temporary home for Scripps Florida. As the third building in a master-planned quadrangle, the exterior elements and finishes tie in with the exisitng buildings.The facility was designed for a high throughput automation laboratory in a class 10,000 clean room environment; chemistry and biology labs; BSL2 and BSL3 laboratories; ABSL2 and ABSL3 vivarium; radioisotope room; chemical waste storage; and state-of-the-art core facilities labs.

Constructed utilizing tilt-wall panels in keeping with university standards allowed for speedy construction. The entire project, from design to finished construction, was completed in 13 months.

At a glance

41,000 SF

Chemistry and Biology Labs

BSL2 and BSL3 Laboratories

ABSL2 and ABSL3 Vivarium

Radioisotope Room

Chemical Waste Storage


13-Month Project - Design through Construction

High Throughput Automation Laboratory

Tilt-wall Panel Construction


Architectural Design

"I am happy to recommend the architectural firm of [LEO A DALY] for their design and overall supervision on the FAU/Scripps Joint Use Building. This project was done on a fast track basis with a limited budget and essentially two clients. I am looking forward to working with this group again soon and would recommend them without hesitation to prospective lab clients."

Over 40

research centers are utilized by Florida Atlantic University.


Florida Atlantic University is home to the Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center, a federally funded research facility that is developing technology to generate energy by harnessing the power of Florida’s ocean currents.


companies call Research Park at Florida Atlantic University home.