Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (ICAR) Center for Emerging Technologies

Greenville, SC

The Center for Emerging Technologies provides 60,000 SF of state-of-the-art research space on the Clemson University ICAR campus. As the first multi-tenant building at Clemson University, the center is home to both academic and corporate partners in the transportation, technology, and energy sectors. The public/private partnership seeks to foster the development of automotive technologies alongside academic research in this “automotive research business cluster.” The building is designed to be an ecosystem for these creative collisions, with spaces designed for overlap and informal exchanges among users to provide opportunities for connection and innovation.

This 3-story building includes a 25,000 SF high-bay research lab area on the ground floor and flexible office space on the upper levels. Understanding that technologies evolve and that a high-performance building must evolve with them, the space contains raised accessible flooring to accommodate HVAC, power systems and communications infrastructure to ensure flexibility for future uses. The sleek exterior mirrors the facility’s cutting-edge internal activities with high-efficiency glass, metal wall panels, and solar screening.

RECOGNITIONS: LEED® Gold Certification; AIA South Carolina Honor 2013