PHOTO TOUR: Building for Transformative Medicine
The Building for Transformative Medicine brings 620,000 square feet of translational research and clinical space to the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
The façade and massing bring daylight into the building, even to the public lobby areas on the lower levels.
A flexible floor plan allows research and clinical spaces to be located on the same level, helping maximize collaboration between disciplines and advance discovery.
The 11-story project includes site improvements and integrates with the existing circulation systems of the hospital campus.
The project is tracking LEED Gold certification for green design and for construction and maintenance solutions utilized for efficiency and sustainability. The building includes a self-shading façade, a 40,000-gallon stormwater cistern, and extensive green roofs.
Completed in 2016, the 11-story Building for Transformative Medicine, designed by NBBJ, bring 620,000 square feet of translational research and clinical space to Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The new building houses eight floors of research laboratories, two floors of clinics, a state-of-the-art imaging facility, a conference and teaching center, and a 400-car garage, along with associated site improvements. It connects to the existing hospital campus via the “Pike,” a quarter-mile-long pedestrian circulation system, which the new building now anchors.
The building is designed to maximize collaboration between disciplines, advance discovery, and provide a high quality of care for patients. Flexible clinics integrate clinicians from various subspecialties, providing “one-stop,” multidisciplinary care for patients with complex conditions. A typical lab floor separates lab carrel spaces from the wet lab environment. These collaboration zones connect with physician investigator offices and support space.
Designed to achieve LEED Gold certification, the Building for Transformative Medicine includes an innovative façade and massing that bring much-needed daylight into the building. The building has both intensive and extensive green roofs, which are designed to reduce stormwater run-off while also providing occupants with a view of a peaceful oasis within the dense urban environment.