Educational and Medical facility Lighting with Design Innovation…

This Successful Lighting Application series is from the University of Michigan Biomedical Science Research Building (BSRB) in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This state-of-the-art 472,000 sq. ft. facility contains 240 biomedical research laboratory modules, 16 break rooms, 12 conference rooms, a 300 seat auditorium, and various other spaces to accommodate interaction between students and faculty.

Design, Innovation and Superior Building Materials were paramount

Overall quality, superior building materials and design innovation was paramount in producing an environmentally responsible, healthy working environment. An extensive range of materials and new technology went into the construction of this world-class, architecturally stunning facility.

Research spaces are separated from private offices by a series of bridges across a full-height, skylit atrium


The project was on a fast-track delivery model (completed in 45 months) and relied heavily on Lean Construction techniques. The Architect was Ennead Architects and the contractor was Gilbane Building Company. Lighting was specified through Paramount’s sales representative Lite Tech .

Paramount supplied custom luminaires for this project with special internal louvers to accentuate the surrounding atmosphere.


Paramount’s Custom Luminare with special internal louvers

The University of Michigan Biomedical Science Research Building received numerous awards…

  • National Design Award, Society of American Registered Architects
  • Award of Merit, Society of American Registered Architects/New York Council
  • AIA National Honor Award for Architecture
  • Build Michigan Award
  • Associated General Contractors (AGC) Michigan
  • Pyramid Award, Washtenaw Contractors Association

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