The Innovation Research Park @ ODU sits at the heart of Old Dominion University’s intellectual capital, research infrastructure, and student and faculty innovation. Strada designed the core and shell of the first two research buildings in this mixed-use university village. Each 5-story building provides 100,000-GSF of flexible laboratory space, integrating computer simulation labs and modular labs that foster emerging research in applied technology and oceanography. The labs are designed to adapt easily to a variety of users with minimal disruption to the building operations and infrastructure.
The buildings mark a significant step towards the creation of a unique innovation zone that integrates world-renowned scientists and research facilities with technology-intensive private sector companies. Strada also designed over 60,000 SF of University research space in Building 1 and over 40,000 SF in Building 2. These spaces include the Center for Brain Research, the ODU Conference Center, ODU Genomics and Proteomics Diagnostic Research Lab, and the renowned Center for Bioelectrics.