Loyola University Chicago

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Center for Translational Research and Education

Location
Chicago, Illinois

Size
227,000 GSF / 21,088 m2

Services
Engineering, Lab Planning, Programming

Description

Advancements in health care begin with innovative research and education. To embrace this practice, Loyola University is constructing a new facility to foster the scientific collaboration of basic science discovery with clinical research into an integrated environment. The new facility will house more than 100 principal investigators in open, shared laboratories and support spaces that provide flexibility for a wide range of science and research disciplines. Centrally located core labs for comparative medicine, genomics, imaging and flow cytometry are accessible to all program groups with direct dock access for supplies, equipment and waste disposal. The comparative medicine/vivarium core is designed to support research with appropriate isolation, containment and surgical facilities, including BSL-2. A 250-seat amphitheater and 90-seat lecture hall accommodate academic and public programs.

SmithGroupJJR is providing programming, lab and vivarium planning, fit-out and civil engineering services in conjunction with core and shell and interior architect, Solomon Cordwell and Buenz. Currently underway, the project is targeting LEED Gold certification.