Location: Oracle, AZ
Completion Year: 1991

This $250 million project was run by Space Biosphere Ventures, where Roald Gundersen served as a project architect. Biosphere 2 is a closed life-support experiment, built to test the interaction between biological systems over a hundred-year period. Responsibilities included: Client contact design through construction; Coordination of 16 consultants on design, drafting, specifications, and budgets; Supervision of a 5 person CAD team; Construction management; Overseeing the efficient quality execution of 12 bid sets by over 30 trades; and Design of analytical and medical laboratories, computer and video control room, workshops, kitchen and food processing, animal husbandry area, apartments, library and observatory, and equipment rooms.