Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

Henneman Engineering provided MEP design for this $18 million reconfiguration to the UIUC Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory.  The lab gained an additional 45,000 square feet to study photonics, microelectronics, nanotechnology, and biotechnology.  The facility includes offices and dry/wet labs.  


Henneman Engineering was responsible for the design of all mechanical, electrical, and gas specialty systems for the original 98,000-square-foot building, which had more than 8,000 square feet of clean room laboratories and another 10,000 square feet of conventional labs. The initial facility had office space for only eight faculty members and their students, the renovation added 12,000 square feet for offices. The additional space offers room for researchers from other disciplines to work collaboratively.


This project won the AIA Illinois “Frank Lloyd Wright Award (Citation of Merit)“ and the original building, completed in 1989 and also designed by Henneman, was honored with the CECI Engineering Excellence Honor Award.


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Square Feet
45,000 square feet

Total Construction Cost