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Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Multi-Program Research Facility

Oak Ridge, Tennessee

The Department of Energy (DOE) complex at Oak Ridge required the creation of a state of the art, large-scale, secure science and technology facility that would provide the appropriate infrastructure and environment to both integrate and consolidate multidisciplinary scientific capabilities for defense and homeland security activities.  The Heery-designed and constructed Multi-Program Research Facility (MPRF) provides facilities for research and development activities in non-proliferation research, training and operations; cyber security research and development; geospatial analysis; inorganic membrane research and prototyping; and myriad other activities. 

Based on Heery’s previous successful work with ORNL as part of a third-party development team, ORNL tapped the Keenan team to serve as its developer for the MPRF, with Heery in the role of design-builder. 

The MPRF contains 218,000 SF of office and laboratory space. This highly secure building plays a key role in delivering the science and technology needed to protect homeland and national security. In addition, Heery International continues to work on various new assignments on the ORNL campus. 

The goal was to develop cutting-edge facilities designed for sustainability and energy efficiency. Heery guided ORNL and the development team in delivering facilities to showcase energy and water efficiency and renewable energy improvements.  With Heery’s assistance, ORNL now has the most LEED-certified space in the entire DOE system, having attained LEED certification for the firm’s earlier project, the East Campus Complex, and LEED Gold certification for the MPRF, which is the first LEED Gold facility on the ORNL campus.