Mark and Elisia Saab Emerging Technologies & Innovation Center

UMass Lowell Emerging Technologies & Innovation Center | Lowell, MA, US
The ETIC creates a defined edge to a new science quad between the ETIC and Lydon Library.
UMass Lowell Emerging Technologies & Innovation Center | Lowell, MA, US
Sitting in one of the most prominent locations on campus, the cleanroom is illuminated from within with LED lights that can be customized—making it a beacon within the Lowell community. Note the illuminated cleanroom.
UMass Lowell Emerging Technologies & Innovation Center | Lowell, MA, US
A detail of the cleanroom shows the LED exterior lights, as well as the public corridor, featuring clear glass windows that allow public views.
UMass Lowell Emerging Technologies & Innovation Center | Lowell, MA, US
The ETIC brings in daylight and views to researches and allows public views into the cleanroom, striking a balance between the cool technical aspects of the inside with the warm greenspace outside.
UMass Lowell Emerging Technologies & Innovation Center | Lowell, MA, US
A transparent lab outfitted out with chilled beams, overhead service carriers, and flexible casework allows research to be customized to meet the changing needs of the University. A three-color grid pattern utilizes UMASS blue-colored floors, white, clean walls and maple casework.
UMass Lowell Emerging Technologies & Innovation Center | Lowell, MA, US
The two-story atrium space provides comfortable and light-infused collaboration space.
UMass Lowell Emerging Technologies & Innovation Center | Lowell, MA, US
High-bay lab features daylight that pours in through clerestory windows, and a platform being built for experiments.
ETIC is located in conjunction within a dense, urban campus in the busy city of Lowell.
UMass Lowell Emerging Technologies & Innovation Center | Lowell, MA, US
View from the south campus shows a bridge and lock house on the Merrimack River, with the ETIC in the background.
University of Massachusetts at Lowell
Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

The Mark and Elisia Saab Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center (ETIC) is the first new academic building constructed on the Lowell University of Massachusetts campus in over 30 years. A cornerstone building, it creates a gateway to the campus, and bring Lowell's historical significance as a center of manufacturing, from its prominence in textile manufacturing in the 1800s, into the 21st century.

The center is expected to spawn entire new industries, particularly in nano-manufactuing, as well as propel life sciences companies from research and development into full-scale production. Located in the center of an important high-tech region, the center fosters public/private partnerships as well as collaboration among students, faculty and the local scientific community. ETIC has achieved LEED Gold certification.

Awards

  • 2013 Award of Merit Waterbury Award for Outdoor Lighting - Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Illumination Awards
  • Sustainable Features: Daylighting & Views, Energy Efficiency, LEED Gold, Low-Emitting Materials, Water Use Reduction
  • Type of Construction: New Construction
  • Size: 97,000 SF (9,000 m²)
  • Professional Services: Architecture, Engineering, Planning
  • Project Components: Amenity Spaces, Cleanroom, Collaborative Space, Collaborative Spaces, Nanoscale Laboratory, Nanoscale Research Laboratory, Offices
  • Project Type: Academic, Controlled Environment, Critical Environment, Higher Education, Nanotechnology, Research Laboratory
  • Related Projects: Academic, Architecture, Physical Sciences, Research, Science & Technology