Location: 169 Newton Road
Campus Zone: Health Science/UIHC Campus
Start Date: August 2010
Construction finish: July 2014
Cost (estimated): $133.7 million
Square footage: 257,510 GSF
LEED status: LEED Gold
The building opened to the public with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony in October 2014. This building connects to the Carver Biomedical Research Building/Medical Education & Research Facility, completing the trio of biomedical research facilities identified in the Health Science Master Plan. This project houses generic wet laboratories with appropriate support space and core facilities that will support a new investigative model that allows interdisciplinary research teams to focus specific research problems. The Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center occupies a portion of the six-story building and was officially dedicated the weekend of August 23, 2014. The facility is nine levels with three levels below ground and six levels above the ground at the courtyard. The design team’s goal is to achieve LEED Silver status.