Emory University broke ground on a $260 million biomedical research facility in December of 2019 in Atlanta. Designed by HOK to promote synergy and innovation, the multidisciplinary building will offer 346,000 sf of dedicated research space for programs in biomedical engineering, imaging sciences, cardiovascular medicine, oncology, pediatric health, inflammation, emerging infections, and immunity and immunotherapeutics. Comprising six stories above ground and two levels below, the integrated structure will include collaboration spaces, an accelerator zone for startup companies, a biorepository, and core facilities for flow cytometry, genomics, and advanced imaging. The sustainably designed facility will feature a photovoltaic array, a geothermal system, automated building shading technologies, occupancy sensors, and a green roof plaza. JE Dunn is the construction manager for the project, which is slated for completion in April of 2022.