Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center
Northwestern University was in need of a state-of-the-art facility in which to conduct complex and demanding biomedical research—establishing labs and laboratory support for 550+ Principal Investigators and 3,300 graduate students.
The new Biomedical Research Center will serve as a vibrant research hub at the core of Chicago’s world-class academic medical district comprised of Northwestern University, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Rehabilitation
Institute of Chicago.
To attract the best scientists and research minds, the new research space will be state-of-the-art in its features and amenities. New facilities will enable Northwestern scientists to conduct more ground-breaking research into the causes and cures of diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and others. The design creates space for synergy and collaboration, building a seamless physical connection to Northwestern’s existing facilities and integrating with Streeterville’s dynamic urban setting.
In its flexible conferencing suites and break/lounge areas, as well as collaborative spaces in lab neighborhoods, our design creates a dynamic, collegial environment in which important scientific discoveries will take place.
Our design creates an iconic shape on Chicago’s skyline, providing a contemporary reference to the signature towers on Northwestern’s Gothic-style campus while honoring the significance of the research activities that take place within.