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Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research, 200 Technology Square

June 6, 2014 1:40 pm | News | Comments

200 Technology Square is a renovation and expansion project that became an experiment in itself. When the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research commissioned Cannon Design to provide architectural services for a lab that was more efficient, flexible and collaborative yet compatible with researchers’ existing workflow, it challenged the design team to create a new organizational and physical paradigm for the research environment.

Charles Perkins Centre, Sydney Univ.

June 6, 2014 1:34 pm | News | Comments

The Charles Perkins Centre (CPC) is a building designed to support academics and students from...

Lake Superior College, Health and Science Center

June 6, 2014 1:29 pm | News | Comments

The new addition to the single building campus of Lake Superior College, Duluth, Minn., provides...

Mount Sinai Hess Center for Science and Medicine

May 20, 2014 9:13 am | News | Comments

Conceived as a place of discovery and healing, the Hess Center is a translational research...

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New York Genome Center

April 21, 2014 11:10 am | News | Comments

Founded in August 2011, the New York Genome Center (NYGC) is a consortium of New York’s leading academic medical centers and research universities. Their mission is to leverage their collective resources to speed the development of promising research. NYGC will enable scientists and physicians to share vast amounts of diverse clinical and genomic data to identify and validate biomarkers and speed the development of treatments.

Univ. of Florida Clinical Translational Building, Gainesville, Fla.

March 31, 2014 10:39 am | News | Comments

The Univ. of Florida (UF) Clinical and Translational Research Building (CTRB) serves as the headquarters for clinical and translational science at UF and in the state. The building houses patient-oriented research venues for the Institute on Aging and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, as well as several research groups studying topics including biostatistics, epidemiology, muscular dystrophy and health outcomes and policy.

Univ. of North Carolina, Charlotte, Energy Production Infrastructure Center (EPIC)

March 17, 2014 1:00 pm | News | Comments

The EPIC brings together the traditional disciplines of civil, environmental, computer and electrical engineering in a collaborative innovative research and teaching community. Activities are focused on the development of energy and power production, from microchip fabrication and development of new structural materials to environmentally friendly solar and wind power.


SUNY, Davis Hall, Buffalo, N.Y.

February 17, 2014 3:14 pm | News | Comments

The program called for new lab, classroom and office spaces to replace outdated and undersized facilities in the surrounding science/engineering precinct, expand the school’s research and teaching capabilities, and support the growth in student enrollment.

Univ. of Oregon, Lewis Integrative Science Laboratory Building, Eugene

January 20, 2014 11:08 am | News | Comments

The building is home to research clusters centered around interdisciplinary and integrative research missions. The majority of the building is devoted to studying the brain and its functions, specifically cognitive neuroscience, systems neuroscience and genetics research.

Univ. of Michigan, Michigan Memorial Phoenix Laboratory, Phase 2, Ann Arbor

January 20, 2014 11:07 am | News | Comments

In addition to a renovation of the existing building’s second level as research laboratories, Phase 2 of the MMPL project also included the design and construction of a new building addition that houses the Univ. of Michigan Energy Institute (UMEI).

Weill Cornell Medical College's Belfer Research Building, New York, N.Y.

January 13, 2014 1:34 pm | News | Comments

The 480,000-sf facility will more than double the medical college's research space. With 13 floors for labs, three for academic programs, and two floors for support space, the building incorporates open floor plans throughout to facilitate communication and collaboration.

Univ. of Washington, Molecular Engineering and Sciences Building, Seattle

January 6, 2014 3:50 pm | News | Comments

The five-story building is the foundation for the master planned 160,000-sf Phase 2 project. Core labs to support campus wide activities are consolidated into one location in the MolES building. The 28,000-sf low-vibration below ground space is a “machine shop for molecular engineering,” providing advanced equipment to study molecules and molecular assemblies being designed on the upper floors.


Purdue Univ., Ray W. Herrick Laboratories, West Layfayette, Ind.

January 6, 2014 2:34 pm | News | Comments

A special feature is a "living lab," a working office wing designed with replaceable modular elements including windows, a reconfigurable air distribution and lighting system and instrumentation to monitor and assess the environment within the offices and its impact on occupants.

Cornell Univ., College of Agriculture & Life Science, Stocking Hall, Ithaca, N.Y. (renovation)

December 2, 2013 4:23 pm | News | Comments

The four-year project, the first phase of which was recently completed, includes the full renovation of Stocking Hall, the demolition and replacement of the runway extension, and the construction of a new 79,000-sf lab building and 23,000-sf dairy plant.

Caltech, LightLab: The Resnick Sustainability Institute and Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, Pasadena, Calif.

December 2, 2013 3:48 pm | News | Comments

The project had four significant challenges: a complete revamping of the function of the facility from a computer science space to a building full of wet labs; two distinct research centers, each constrained by the space; a very robust program desire accompanied by not enough funding; and a very tight schedule set by the U.S. Dept. of Energy, which partially funded the project.

Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga. (renovation)

November 18, 2013 12:47 pm | News | Comments

MSM completed the first phase in a series of planned renovation and facilities expansion projects. The projects include: an animal surgery suite to enhance research into the effective treatment of strokes; a graduate teaching lab for the biomedical sciences; and a renovated research lab that consolidates four core biomedical research areas.

Univ. of Kansas Endowment Association, Hill Engineering Research & Development Center (EcoHawks Research Facility), Lawrence, Kan.

November 18, 2013 11:09 am | News | Comments

The EcoHawks’ facility aides engineering students' research which includes fabricating and refurbishing electric vehicles and working with biofuels, photovoltaics and shrouded wind turbine research. The indoor and outdoor work areas designed to meet the needs of the different kinds of work and to showcase their efforts to other researchers and the public.


Rochester Institute of Technology, Institute Hall, Rochester, N.Y.

November 4, 2013 11:09 am | News | Comments

RIT's chemical and biomedical engineering departments are housed with the new building which incorporates lounge and study spaces with labs, classrooms and faculty offices. Institute Hall also completes a new science quad on campus, joining three other new buildings.

University of California, San Diego, Health Sciences Biomedical Research Facility

October 14, 2013 2:29 pm | News | Comments

Distinctive design features include dynamic, computer-controlled exterior solar shading systems on the east, west and south facades, representing the most extensive use of this type of shading by any building in the UC system. UCSD will study how capturing natural light in this unique manner lends itself to enhancing students’ learning abilities and study motivation.

Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine, New York, N.Y.

September 27, 2013 5:20 pm | News | Comments

The CSM contains six different programs. The co-location of clinical and research space within the CSM facilitates the “bench-to-bedside’ concept. The program is organized vertically into a series of two-story “neighborhoods” deep lab support zone.

California Institute of Technology, Markus Meister Lab, Pasadena, Calif.

September 3, 2013 2:17 pm | News | Comments

The integrated design-build team had to complete the renovation project of a 1974 science lab building within an ambitious eight-month schedule, from beginning of design to a fixed opening date. In this fully occupied science lab building, renovation required logistics planning including temporary barricades.

Vanderbilt Univ. Medical Center, Vanderbilt Technologies for Advanced Genomics (VANTAGE), Nashville, Tenn.

August 6, 2013 1:36 pm | News | Comments

The VANTAGE (Vanderbilt Technoloigies for Advanced Genomics) laboratory was designed to consolidate physically separate research resources into one shared facility. 

Dalhousie Univ., Ocean Sciences Building, Halifax, NS

August 6, 2013 12:36 pm | News | Comments

Four-story facility that contains research labs, offices and a three-story atrium connected to the Life Sciences Centre. Located on the building’s first floor is a container bay that will be home to five 20-foot modular lab spaces. Each of these “plug-and-play” shipping containers will be a fully functioning lab.

University of Wisconsin–Madison, Biochemical Science Complex

July 23, 2013 11:38 am | News | Comments

The Biochemical Sciences Complex presented a complicated host of issues to solve. Sensitivity to—and preservation of—the remaining buildings, as well as controlling the overall mass of the new research tower, emerged as key architectural challenges.

University of California, San Francisco, Smith Cardiovascular Research Building

June 28, 2013 11:20 am | News | Comments

The LEED Gold building houses 48 principal investigators and faculty with a total building population of 700.  The lab space is net 37,500 sf with 12 open labs and 444 bench positions. The lab floors virtually eliminate rated corridors, since the majority of the circulation between labs is provided via double loaded equipment corridors, thus achieving an impressive 76% efficiency of the floor plate.

Princess Alexandra Hospital, Translational Research Institute, Woolloongabba, Australia

June 17, 2013 4:45 pm | News | Comments

The full TRI project includes 3 components; the Institute, Bio-Pharmaceuticals Australia (BPA) which is a pharmaceutical manufacturing scale up facility located on the site, and a refurbishment within the adjacent hospital building for clinical trials associated with the research undertaken in TRI.

Michigan State University, Molecular Plant Sciences Expansion, East Lansing, Mich.

June 17, 2013 2:36 pm | News | Comments

Since its opening, the program experienced their best year of recruiting, submitted three grant proposals from new collaborations and held numerous events and symposiums in the new common areas—breathing new life into the program and the quad.

University of California, San Francisco, Sandler Neurosciences Center

June 3, 2013 10:31 pm | News | Comments

The new building includes BSL-1, BSL-2, and BSL-3, wet laboratories; dry labs; barrier and non-barrier vivariums; an MRI imaging suite; a neurological diseases clinic; Primary Investigator offices; clinical research offices; program support offices; and a 180-person auditorium for symposia and interdepartmental meetings.

University of Pennsylvania, Level 2 Lab, Smilow Center for Translational Research, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine

May 15, 2013 8:02 am | News | Comments

Non-indigenous arthropod biological safety containment level 2 laboratory. The laboratory is located on the 9th floor of the Translational Research Center part of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. The laboratory is biologically secure and constructed specifically to study arthropods.

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