Fermilab Illinois Accelerator Research Center
Location: Batavia, Illinois
Program: Research Center
LEED Certification: Gold
Status: Complete, 2014
Photography: © Kate Joyce Studios
The new Office Technical and Education Building (OTE) is the central facility in the new Illinois Accelerator Research Center (IARC) at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. IARC’s purpose is to bring together private industry with Fermilab’s world leaders in accelerator science and technology to promote new growth in the industrialization of accelerator use. The IARC consists of two (2) main elements: the new 47,000 square foot Office, Technical and Educational building and the existing heavy assembly Collider Detector Facility (CDF). The building accommodates rotating tenants through the use of demountable partitions with a raised access floor system and underfloor air distribution. The light technical laboratory space has been developed to accommodate one large project or three (3) smaller ventures, and is located adjacent to the CDF high bay so experiments can move to larger space as needed. The IARC’s educational facilities include a state-of-the art, 175 seat lecture hall to hold domestic and international seminars and conferences. Passive design strategies are featured throughout, maximizing daylighting while minimizing solar gain.