The JSNN is collaborative space that supports nanoscience and nanoengineering programs for the North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The joint venture team of Barton Malow/Samet/SRS (BMSS) provided construction management at-risk services on the project.

The goal of the 105,000 SF JSNN is to facilitate interdisciplinary research. It houses some of the most advanced nanotechnology and nanoengineering equipment in the country. Major resources include:

  • A 7,000 SF nanoelectronics and nanobioelectronics
  • Class 100 cleanroom
  • Nanofabrication facility with nanoparticle synthesis, characterization, mixing and scale-up facilities
  • Characterization suite, including NMR facility, analytical facility and microscopy lab
  • 80,000 SF of office and open laboratory space for areas of study including nanobiology, genomics, nanophysics and nanochemistry
  • 14,000 SF of classroom and research support space
  • Fermentation and thermochemical laboratories
  • Visualization and computing facility
  • The first ORION® PLUS helium-ion-microscope ever installed in the Southeastern U.S.
  • 232-seat auditorium
  • Office spaces for faculty, staff, students and collaborators
  • Collaborative spaces, including conference rooms and gathering spaces

BMSS surpassed many of the goals set by Gateway University Research Park, the State of North Carolina and our own team.

  • The State of North Carolina’s minimum minority participation requirement on state funded projects is 10%. BMSS achieved 23% minority participation.
  • Gateway University Park had a goal of LEED Silver on this project. It is expected that it will achieve LEED Gold.
  • BMSS stretched the limits of Building Information Modeling (BIM) to drive the demanding schedule of this project. Doing so reduced the schedule by four months.
  • 96% of subcontractors were from within 100 miles of the site.
  • The JSNN’s economic impact to the Triad region is projected to be approximately $500,000,000.