Purpose-driven design of science and research structures is a specialty at NORR. We are uniquely positioned to provide our clients with fully-integrated design services from master planning to architecture and engineering for complex research and development parks facilities, bio-incubators and state-of-the-art laboratories. This work spans the bioscience, pharmaceutical, nuclear, medical, education and commercial sectors.
Our Design Approach
Our approach to the design of Science and Research buildings is based on a clear understanding of the project brief from the beginning, together with making key decisions at the right time, at briefing stage through concept, detail, technical design and construction. We believe that key to the success of science facilities is the organization and inter-relationship of the elements of the building for their use in the short term and for their continued use over the long. We consider the lifecycle of buildings throughout their lifespan.
Evolving at the Pace of the Sector
NORR`s work in the Science and Research sector has been continuous which has allowed us to keep pace with our client’s evolving needs. We take our experience and lessons learned forward from one project to the next. In designing Science and Research projects, we manage every detail recognizing that these projects are complex structures that are:
• Highly serviced
• High energy users and can therefore be expensive to run
• Required to house delicate and expensive instruments
• Potentially hazardous work places
• Extremely liable to change and must therefore be flexible and adaptable
Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery
Designing a world-class applied research center at McMaster University