The Center for Inter-Disciplinary Investigation (C.I.D.I.) is a bridge between local businesses, universities, and government for collaborative research in a variety of fields. The diverse nature of these research activities requires the center to be infinitely flexible. This design solution provides a vast array of configurations through the use of a spanning super-structure with suspended floor plates. The high profile design provides a public face to activities that are typically hidden within university campuses or industrial complexes.