Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

Project: Bigelow Center for Blue Biotechnology
Location: East Boothbay, ME
Architect: WBRC Architects • Engineers in association with Perkins + Will

This new three-building multi-phased 64-acre campus serving a world-renowned non-profit center for oceanic research is the first LEED® Platinum certified scientific research laboratory in Maine.

  • This 60,000 sq. ft. campus of 3 interconnected buildings houses the world’s first microbial single cell genomics facility, state-of-the-art laboratories and a center for the largest collection of marine phytoplankton in the world.
  • Construction achieved advanced levels of sustainability within an established budget, receiving LEED® Platinum certification.
  • Coordination responded to the requirements of multiple funding sources, including grants from the Maine Technology Asset Fund and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.