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On August 24, 2012, construction of the Advanced Protein Crystallization Facility began. Designed by SmithGroupJJR and being built by Clark Construction, the 55,000 square foot building will establish state-of-the-art laboratories that will provide researchers with the most advanced technology for protein science experiments in the state and the nation. The building will also include novel design elements such as electronically tintable glass to improve the way people experience daylight in the building. The APCF will enhance Argonne's structural biology and protein function analysis efforts by providing highly specialized laboratory space devoted to characterization of the most challenging classes of proteins and assemblies, work that is currently slowed by infrastructure limitations. Construction is scheduled to be complete in the fall of 2013.

January 2013




 Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE) under contract for Building Enclosure Performance Testing.

Clark Construction hired to construct the APCF.

KJWW hired as Commissioning Agent.


 Design complete, December 2011

APCF Groundbreaking, August 2011

Site Preparation Construction Start date, November 2011

Building Construction Start date, August 2012

Building move-in, 2014


 Daily Photo Gallery

APCF Brochure (pdf)


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