Caltech Shapiro Lab




California Institute of Technology


CO Architects

Project Size

3,318 SF

A design-build project with CO Architects to provide a research lab, offices for faculty and students and support area for Mikhail Shapiro, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology. The Caltech Shapiro Lab develops molecular technologies to image and control biological function non-invasively at the molecular level and uses these technologies to study nervous system function and disease. The Lab’s key biophysical methods include magnetic resonance, ultrasound, infrared and electrophysiology, and its primary biological focus is imaging and control of neural activity. This project reconfigured the first floor of Spalding Laboratories to adequately serve the program requirements of the incoming professor.