University of Florida

Projects : research  
University of Florida
Biomedical Sciences Building
Gainesville, Florida
160,000 gsf

The Biomedical Sciences Building provides flexible research labs and support, a 45,000 sf vivarium, offices, lounges, and conference rooms for the University's Biomedical Engineering Department of the College of Engineering, Animal Care Services, and medical research programs in neuroscience, autoimmune diseases, and stem cell biology. The building also houses a large teaching laboratory dedicated to undergraduate life sciences research in collaboration with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

The red brick building features extensive glass on the north and west fa├žades. A two-story, glass-walled atrium provides an attractive lobby and mark the main entrance to the building. The project also included exterior improvements to adjacent walkways and service areas. The Biomedical Sciences Building unites two existing, occupied buildings. The project achieved LEED Gold certification.

Ellenzweig provided programming, laboratory planning and design, and architectural design services as Design Architect and Lab Planner, in a collaboration with Hunton Brady Architects, Architect of Record.