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Eckhardt Research Center Cleanroom

Bulley & Andrews, with Design Build partner Jacobs Engineering, provided services for the buildout and design of a Cleanroom within the new William Eckhardt Research Center (ERC) at the University of Chicago.

Consisting of 15,500 sq. ft., including support spaces and 6,300 sq. ft. under filter, key features of the project included:

  • Class 100 & 1000 Cleanroom space
  • Electro Magnetic (EMI) Shielding at E-Beam room and active cancellation of electro-magnetic interference
  • 100% HEPA Filter coverage within clean space
  • 18 UHP (ultra high purity) specialty gas delivery systems, with capacity for 16 future
  • Silane Room – designed to withstand a blast of 100 psf
  • 26 re-circulating AHU’s with four fans each

As the lead design build partner, B&A ensured a collaborative building approach for the successful completion of this complex project.


The University of Chicago

Project Size

15,500 sq. ft.

Architect / Engineer

Jacobs Engineering


Design Build Contractor


Chicago, IL