UM Randall Physics Lab

Randall Physics Lab – University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI

An AIA Award winner – a four-story concrete frame building on the campus “Diag” was designed to control vibration for sensitive instruments. Laboratory and office space including nuclear and astrophysics labs. Workspace in the new building is divided into two separate areas. Condensed matter, atomic and applied physics laboratories, which use vibration-sensitive equipment, are located below ground level. Labs with vibration-generating equipment—including high-energy physics, nuclear physics and astrophysics—are on the second and third floors.
To accommodate future utility system updates and increase flexibility, the building has a modular design, so research areas can be easily expanded when more space is needed. The fourth floor, also provides room for future growth.