Shumaker Research Building
Architect: Omni Architects
Design Consultant: The Stubbins Associates
Laboratory Consultant: Earl Walls Associates
Engineering Consultant: Staggs and Fisher
General Contractor: Messer Construction
Completed: April 2006
Area: 103,261 sq. ft.
Description: The Shumaker Research Building will provide a multi-user core facility for microtechnology research, education, and technology transfer. Applications include microelectronics, MEMS, bioMEMS, biotechnology, chemical microsystems, bioengineering, nanotechnology, and other miniature applications. The facility also includes a 10,000 sq. ft. cleanroom facility for Lithography, Deposition, Dry Etch and Wet Processes, and Alternative Microfabrication Techniques. Over 40 research scientists with different specialties representing the Speed Scientific School, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Health Science Center will collaborate on research at the facility.
2005 - Kentuckiana Masonry Institute Design Award of Merit
2006 - Kentuckiana ABC Chapter "President's Award in Construction"
2006 - Kentuckiana ABC Chapter Mechanical Institutional Award of Honor
2007 - To 10 MicroNano Center in Commercialization - Small Times Magazine