The Office Technical and Education Building (OTE) is the central facility in the Illinois Accelerator Research Center (IARC) at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. IARC’s purpose is to pair 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 main elements: the new 48,000 square foot Office, Technical and Educational building and the existing heavy assembly Collider Detector Facility (CDF).
The flexible building serves as incubator space for rotating tenants. Demountable partitions, a raised access floor system, and underfloor air distribution allow for configurations based on research partner needs. Educational facilities include a state-of-the art 175 seat lecture hall to hold domestic and international seminars and conferences.
The building includes active and passive sustainability features. The incubator spaces are oriented east-west to maximize views and minimize solar heat gain. A second floor lunchroom with spectacular views of Fermi’s campus, includes a vegetative roof with an outdoor seating area.
Sited dramatically in the prairie and directly adjacent to the decommissioned Tevatron, once the world’s largest particle collider, the building provides a light filled, sustainable and contemplative place to develop new scientific experiments that advance our understanding of matter, energy, space and time.