Mayo Clinic Constructs Rochester Research Facility

Published 11-2-2022
  • Mayo Clinic - Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Building
  • Mayo Clinic - Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Building
  • Mayo Clinic - Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Building
  • Mayo Clinic - Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Building
  • Mayo Clinic - Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Building

    Courtesy of HDR.

  • Mayo Clinic - Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Building

    Courtesy of HDR.

  • Mayo Clinic - Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Building

    Courtesy of HDR.

  • Mayo Clinic - Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Building

    Courtesy of HDR.

Mayo Clinic is constructing the $120 million Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Building in Rochester, Minn. Designed by HDR, the 176,000-sf facility will provide flexible, open labs for basic and translational cancer biology, as well as other areas of scientific inquiry. Accommodating multidisciplinary teams of investigators, clinicians, and data analysts, the 11-story building will leverage advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies to discover new biomedical therapies. An innovative risk-based zoning approach will allow mechanical systems to be tailored for specific functions, reducing the need for costly, high-hazard environments. Wet and dry areas are organized in layers, with a daylit perimeter of labs and offices surrounding high-intensity support spaces in the core. Welcoming social venues on the lower levels will encourage mingling and intellectual discourse among the building’s approximately 600 occupants, which will include 60 lead scientists and their research groups. Completion is slated for late 2023. 

Located in the Discovery Square innovation district, the Kellen Building will benefit from subway connections to the Baldwin Building and the Opus Imaging Center. With 30,000 sf of additional leased space in One Discovery Square, Mayo Clinic has also committed to leasing a minimum of 8,000 sf in Two Discovery Square as part of a strategic collaboration with biomanufacturing firm National Resilience.

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