Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR), located in Greenville, SC, is home to McMillan Pazdan Smith’s Collaboration 3 building. The result of a partnership with the Furman Company, a private-sector developer, Collaboration 3 is one of three multi-tenant buildings designed for automotive industry professionals interested in close association with the Graduate Engineering Center.
Designed for The Timken Company (now Koyo Jteck), the project consists of 40,000SF of office space and 70,000SF of laboratory space that includes a chemistry lab, an electron microscope lab and a metrology lab. It is designed for the various research and testing facilities needed to create bearings and the machinery used to produce them.
Setting the standard for sustainable buildings on the CU-ICAR campus, McMillan Pazdan Smith’s LEED Gold facility utilizes a high efficiency cooling system, under-floor air distribution, extensive use of exterior aluminum sun-shading and day-lighting systems.