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Univ. of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research, Madison (phase 1)

Tue, 03/02/2010 - 5:19am
Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research

Univ. of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research, Madison (phase 1). Design: Zimmerman Architectural Studios/HOK. Photo: C&N Photography

Univ. of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research, Madison (phase 1).

Budget: $155 million.

Size: 465,000 ft2.

Project team: Zimmerman Architectural Studios Inc., Glendale, Wis. (architect of record, interiors, landscape architect); Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum, Chicago (design architect); Jacobs Consultancy/GPR Planners, Tarrytown, N.Y. (lab consultant); Affiliated Engineers Inc., Madison (mechanical/electrical, IT engineering); PSJ Engineering Inc., Milwaukee (plumbing, fire protection engineering); Harwood Engineering Consultants Inc., Milwaukee (structural engineering); Graef USA, Milwaukee (civil engineering); The Boldt Co., Madison (construction manager).

Completion date: 1Q2009.

Description: First phase of a planned three-phase translational facility includes research space focused on oncology, orthopedics and regenerative medicine. Particular areas of emphasis in the seven-story tower include prostate cancer, breast cancer, pediatric cancers, and cancers of the blood, lungs, head and neck. The building includes two floors of belowground space supporting imaging and radiation sciences, as well as a vivarium. Also included in the program are administrative offices for the Univ. of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center; the medical physics department and collaborators from the radiology department. At two-story connecting wing links the WIMR with the adjacent UW Hospital and Clinics, and includes an expanded radiotherapy unit. Upon completion in 2015, the three-tower WIMR facility will comprise more than 1 million ft2 and will house ~1,500 researchers.

Contact: Karen Wolfert, AIA, Zimmerman Architectural Studios Inc., karen.wolfert@zastudios.com

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