Surge Research Laboratory
University of California Medical Center
 Medical Center

The Surge Research Laboratory was designed for maximum adaptability and flexibility to house new and as yet undetermined research projects. It is situated on a steep hillside heavily wooded with Eucalyptus trees. A structural steel frame uses Vierendeel trusses to support the wood construction floors and roof. These trusses allow unhampered horizontal runs of utilities and exhaust ducts which connect to vertical stacks located in open spaces adjacent to the corridors. Mechanical equipment is in roof enclosures. 

Photos courtesy Ezra Stoller Esto

                                           Black Mountain College Project, Inc., 2000-2010