BSA LifeStructures and Messer Construction Co. broke ground on Indiana University’s Neurosciences Research Building in Indianapolis. The 137,000-square-foot facility provides research space for a broad range of neuroscience research.
The Neurosciences Research Building is a collaborative initiative between the Indiana University School of Medicine and Indiana University Health, bringing together research and clinical care focused on neurological disorders.
With inpatient care, outpatient care, and research in one location, the traditional barriers between clinical care and research can be broken down, facilitating and expediting the translation of scientific discoveries to practical applications.
The facility layout fosters collaborative research through shared technical support and centralized analytical facilities. Flexible equipment and resources allow the research spaces to adapt to different discovery pursuits and adjust to technology over time.
Rather than assignment of research space to traditional departmental units, the school has formed interdisciplinary, thematic teams of researchers with broad expertise and a disease oriented focus.
The exterior of the Neurosciences Research Building features an efficient skin, composed mainly of glass that will help the building seek LEED Silver Certification and provide the interior with an abundance of natural light. The exterior aesthetics are consistent with other Indiana University research facilities and represents the research occurring inside the facility.