Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Regenerative Medicine Research Building
Square Footage: 64,000
Distinguished Project Award, 2012
Western Council of Construction Consumers
Set on a hilltop in Novato with spectacular views of the Bay Area, this new 64,000 GSF CIRM-funded project designed by Perkins+Will integrates and expands the Buck Institute’s stem-cell research program to achieve increased breadth and depth of expertise in the application of stem-cell biology and technology to the study of aging and age-related diseases.
This new facility provides space for as many as 12 new principal investigators, with a program consisting of open and flexible research labs, lab support spaces, biospecimen storage, offices, and conference center/cafeteria. The program is based on the conceptual plans prepared for the submission to California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) in February 2008 which provided major funding for the project. Renewable energy strategies, including geothermal field for heat exchange, are part of the sustainability strategy to reduce energy use, water demand, and achieve LEED NC Silver certification.