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Asheville, NC


University of North Carolina at Asheville


85,400 sf


Rick Alexander and Associates, Inc.

UNC Asheville Zeis Science and Multimedia Building

O’Brien Atkins designed a new, 85,400 sf science and multimedia facility to replace the aging Robinson Hall.  The design scope included site selection analysis for four sites.  The 4-story plus penthouse facility contains biology and chemistry teaching and research laboratories; an aquatic viviarium; Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy lab; shared support space; offices; two classrooms (30 and 50 person) for general campus use and a computer lab, also for general campus use.  The Multimedia Department has two multimedia laboratories and a computer laboratory.