Vivarium and Research Space Expansion at a 35% Savings in Construction Costs

Ultra-Clean University Research Vivarium at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories

Berkeley, California, USA


Work within a fixed budget to alleviate the issue of vivarium overcrowding while providing a space to meet increasing research demands. Create low-cost, ultra-clean housing environments for transgenic and immunocompromised mouse models.


Construct a simple building and design a multi-use vivarium with large open areas and fewer interior hard walls through the integration of bioBUBBLE cleanrooms. bioBUBBLE soft ductwork distributes supply air throughout the space with less noise and vibration over traditional hard ducting.


An adaptable space to meet increasing research demands. Custom soft ductwork significantly reduced HVAC design costs. Using bioBUBBLE systems reduced construction costs by 35%.

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