Research and Development

  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Plans Ashburn Research Campus


    The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, based in Chevy Chase, Md., purchased the 281-acre Janelia Farm in December 2000 with plans for a large research campus on the property.

  • Biosquare Development Under Construction in Boston


    Biosquare, a $650-million biotech development, is under construction in Boston. Boston University and Boston University Medical Center are the developers of the project, which is being built in two phases.

  • Van Andel Institute Uses Facility to Attract Top Researchers


    The newly opened Van Andel Institute (VAI) in Grand Rapids, Mich., is home to some of the nation's top cancer researchers, several of whom recently relocated to western Michigan from established organizations on the East and West coasts. Many investigators were in part drawn tothe facility itself, which includes sun-lit laboratories with glass ceilings and innovative lab benches that encourage design flexibility and researcher interaction.

  • NIH Opens Vaccine Research Center


    The National Institutes of Health Dale and Betty Bumpers Vaccine Research Center, which broke ground in February 1999, opened in late August 2000.

  • NIST Builds Advanced Measurement Lab


    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently awarded a $174-million construction contract for the Advanced Measurement Laboratory.

  • Sigma-Aldrich Breaks Ground on Life Science Technology Center


    Sigma-Aldrich Corp. recently broke ground for its new fast-track $57-million Life Science Technology Center in downtown St. Louis. The project includes construction of a 133,000-sf lab building with three stories above grade and one below grade.

  • Alpha Therapeutics Designs Lab Expansion


    Alpha Therapeutics Corporation has awarded a contract to Ware & Malcomb Architects of Woodland Hills, Calif., for the design of the tenant improvement methods validation development laboratory expansion.

  • SmithKline Beecham Uses CFD to Design Vivarium Air Flow Scheme


    A unique air capture and control system, designed with the help of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis, is keeping the environment clean and comfortable for animals, researchers, and technicians in the new vivarium at SmithKline Beecham's New Frontiers Science Park, in Harlow, U.K.

  • Buddy Taub Center for Molecular Structure and Design


    Recently completed for The Scripps Research Institute, this 11,000-sf facility houses four nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers, including the largest NMR instrument in the world, an 800-megahertz instrument. The building was designed for the eventual installation of a 900-megahertz NMR, currently which is under development.

  • Merial Expands Operations in Georgia


    Merial has plans to relocate and consolidate its five major U.S. animal health operations to several sites in Georgia. A suburb of Atlanta will be selected for the company's North American headquarters, where 400 employees will be housed.