Award of Merit - Higher Education/Research

Teng was builder, architect and engineer for this complex, $58.4 million design-build construction project located on an 11-acre site at Argonne National Laboratory in Darien, Ill.

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The 241,698-sq-ft Theory and Computing Sciences facility was specifically designed to be an open and flexible workplace to encourage the flow of ideas between Argonne scientists and researchers from across the globe. The design intent of the building was to have exposed structure, no ceilings and an openness to foster interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers.

The heart of the TCS is the computational lab that will house the fastest civilian super-computer in the world. The facility also includes reconfigurable instrument labs, an advanced digital conference center, a library, an auditorium and open offices

The TCS is a world-class interdisciplinary research center dedicated to large-scale computation and the advancement of high-performance computing software, advanced hardware architectures and applications expertise.

As the design-builder, Teng completed the project within budget and three months ahead of schedule, allowing early occupancy for the client.

Key Players

Developer/Owner: TCSB-P3 LLC, Washington, D.C.
CM: Teng, Chicago
Architect: Teng, Chicago
Engineer: Teng, Chicago