The University of Michigan Medical School Biomedical Science Research Building (BSRB) is a major new laboratory building with up-to-date flexible, generic biomedical research space that will serve the needs of the Medical School for the foreseeable future. This new 472,000 gross square foot building contains 240 laboratory modules that will each house as many as four researchers. This geometrically complex building contains a shallow continuous atrium connecting its laboratory and office components. Other elements of the building include meeting space for students and faculty, conference space, a 300 seat auditorium and a vivarium or live animal research facility on two below grade levels. The building embraces many aspects of sustainable design and contains unusually extensive and robust mechanical systems to support its laboratory, research and vivarium functions. The BSRB is located on a full block site adjacent to student pathways and green spaces. It provides a new gateway to the Medical School campus and reinforces links to the main University campus.
Size: 75,000 sf
Architect: Polshek Partnership Architects