The new Cancer Research Center at the Medical College of Georgia provides biomedical research space in the development of cancer-prevention strategies. The facility includes open laboratory and laboratory support space, a vivarium, CT imaging facilities, offices, conference rooms and administrative space. The design co-locates interdisciplinary teams with similar ASSOCIATED FIRMNBBJCOST PER SQ FT$220.00FEATURED IN2006 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYSpecialized in contiguous space to create a dynamic environment that stimulates creativity.
The project sits at the threshold of the college and serves as a gateway to the campus. The building’s siting and transparency create a pedestrian-friendly streetscape and establish a visual connection between the activities of the lab and the campus community.
Because of the building’s research mission, sustainable-design strategies were targeted at reducing the project’s contribution to environmental factors linked to cancer, with a focus on minimizing energy use.
An integral component of the Cancer Research Center project scope is a companion Satellite Energy Plant, designed with capacity to serve the Cancer Research Center and future research-sector expansions.