Dean Edward Miller, MD, calls the building “a modern manifestation of the Hopkins’ research imperative”. The firm was responsible for coordinating all engineering disciplines and full time construction administration for a complex, integrated network of wet lab research and education functions. This work was completed in association with the principal architects, Payette Associates of Boston. The eight-story laboratory, academic instruction, and office structure houses specialty procedure rooms, an MRI and robotic cage wash equipment. These functions require HEPA-filtered air and a RODI (de-ionized) watering system. The ground floor level contains a series of seminar rooms, administrative offices and a loading dock. The plaza level integrates the Dean and administrators’ offices. The third through eighth floors house biological research labs, support equipment bays, research/teaching rooms, and research offices. In addition, the eighth floor houses a specimen aquarium. The labs are furnished with a modular bench system, laminar flow at the work surfaces, fume hoods, biological vent fume hoods and full gas, water and air terminals.