The Innovation Center is an 89-acre, mixed-use business/research master plan in the heart of the Tri-Cities Research District (TCRD). Steele Associates provided initial master planning, architecture and sustainable design for the project. The goal of the project is to develop a highly sustainable world class business/research environment that compliments and helps catalyze the existing Tri-Cities Research District. The Innovation Center will also provide amenities for the TCRD including a park, park/play blocks and a modern urban style mixed-use retail center. All buildings will be designed to meet a LEED Gold minimum certification. In addition to the master plan, we designed a 45,000 SF office building, a laboratory for tenant WSU and a building for BSEL (Bioproducts, Sciences and Engineering Laboratories) a partnership between WSU and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) operated by Battelle.