University of Central Florida – Interdisciplinary Research and Incubator Facility (IRIF)
PROJECT CLIENT – Ponikvar & Associates
PROJECT OWNER – University of Central Florida
PROJECT CONTRACTOR – Charles Perry Partners, Inc
The University of Central Florida, Interdisciplinary Research and Incubator Facility (IRIF), is a Three-Story, 105,000 SF mixed occupancy Laboratory Building used for Higher Education. The building design presents the latest trends in exterior Architectural facades and geometry provided at a $38 million dollar construction cost. The exterior building envelope consists of various facades including precast concrete wall panels, composite metal panels, brick veneer, and glass curtainwall. The exterior building geometry utilizes thin soffit overhangs combined with the multiplanar walls to provide a unique overall building aesthetic.
The structural building frame is comprised of a primary structural steel floor and roof frame supplemented by concrete masonry shearwalls located around stair and elevator shafts acting as the vertical lateral resistance system.