Meet PEC

PEC Newsroom

Back To All PEC News

KU Biodiversity Institute gets facilities to support nationally-renowned research

Computers “daisy-chained together.” Expensive equipment on rickety desks. Valuable biological samples that were in danger of being lost in the next power outage.

Those challenges and more were hurdles faced by students and researchers at the University of Kansas’ (Lawrence) Biodiversity Institute, due to antiquated facilities in the 110 year-old Dyche Hall.

PEC designed a new laboratory complex, a liquid nitrogen cryogenic facility, geographic information systems (GIS) laboratory, updated server room, offices, storage and other upgrades. PEC had previously designed new HVAC mechanical systems for the building.

Dyche Hall is also home to the KU Natural History Museum, and the irreplaceable panorama that was a featured exhibit at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exhibition in Chicago.