University of Vermont Constructs Firestone Medical Research Building

Published 10-15-2021
  • University of Vermont - Firestone Medical Research Building
  • University of Vermont - Firestone Medical Research Building
  • University of Vermont - Firestone Medical Research Building
  • University of Vermont - Firestone Medical Research Building

    Courtesy of ZGF Architects and Black River Design.

  • University of Vermont - Firestone Medical Research Building

    Courtesy of ZGF Architects and Black River Design.

  • University of Vermont - Firestone Medical Research Building

    Courtesy of ZGF Architects and Black River Design.

The University of Vermont is building the $45 million Firestone Medical Research Building in Burlington. Designed by Payette and Black River Design, the collaborative 62,250-sf structure will provide the Larner College of Medicine with core facilities, flexible labs, conference rooms, and support spaces. Offering 42 offices for principal investigators and approximately 150 wet benches, the four-story building will house the UVM Center for Biomedical Shared Resources, the Vermont Integrative Genomics Resource, the Vermont Genetics Network, the Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Facility, the Microscopy Imaging Center, and the Mass Spectrometry Facility. General contractor PC Construction began work on the Firestone Medical Research Building in October of 2020 and occupancy is expected in late 2023. LEED Silver sustainable design certification will be sought for the project. 

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