288,000 GSF, 26,760 M2
Architecture, Engineering, Interior Architecture, Lab Planning, Master Planning, Programming
LEED for New Construction & Major Renovations (NC) LEED-NC-Gold
Brick Award of Honor, Finalists Award, Honor Award - Building
2030 challenge, academic medical center, academic research, animal science, basic science, biology, biomedical, biomedical research, biosciences, biotechnology, bsl-3 design, collaborative environment, computational lab, computational research, cool roof, daylighting, daylighting analysis, dedicated outside air, dry lab, efficient lighting, energy efficiency, energy modeling, energy recovery, exterior sun shading, flexible lab, flexible laboratory, green design, greywater, high-efficiency irrigation, high-performance glazing, high-performance lighting, indoor environmental quality, interaction spaces, interdisciplinary, interdisciplinary research, lab architect, lab design, lab efficiency, laboratory architect, laboratory design, laboratory planning, laboratory programming, leadership in energy and environmental design, leed, light shelf, lighting controls, material transparency, molecular biology, multidisciplinary research, open lab, open laboratory, principal investigator, rainwater collection ＆ re-use, research, research facility, research facility architect, science facilities, smithgroupjjr science ＆ technology, sustainability, sustainable building, sustainable design, sustainable material, thermal comfort, transit-oriented development, translational research, united states green building council, university, usgbc, vivarium, walkable community, wet lab, wet research, xeriscaping
Well into planning and design on this project, SmithGroupJJR was informed that the current project would need to be doubled in size and moved to a different site. Call it a lesson in rolling with the punches. Since the building's specific research focus had not yet been decided, SmithGroupJJR's designers were challenged to plan for a set of "ghost users." Working with surrogate researchers, the team developed a flexible yet robust program that could be adapted to a wide range of scientific study.
The resulting eight-story building, featuring five floors of biomedical labs (including four BSL-3 labs), now serves as the striking gateway to the University of Louisville Health Sciences Center's growing research campus, helping attract and retain the nation's top medical research talent.
What's more, SmithGroupJJR successfully delivered this advanced translational research building $5 million under budget, and within the original fast-track schedule.
Project Detail in Architect Magazine
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