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.