Loyola University Chicago


Center for Translational Research and Education

Chicago, Illinois

227,000 GSF / 21,088 m2

Engineering, Lab Planning, Programming

Sustainable Programs
LEED for New Construction & Major Renovations (NC) LEED-NC-Gold


Advancements in health care begin with innovative research and education. To embrace this practice, Loyola University constructed a new facility to foster the scientific collaboration of basic science discovery with clinical research into an integrated environment. The new facility houses more than 100 principal investigators in open, shared laboratories and support spaces that provide flexibility for a wide range of science and research disciplines. Centrally located core labs for comparative medicine, genomics, imaging and flow cytometry are accessible to all program groups with direct dock access for supplies, equipment and waste disposal. The comparative medicine/vivarium core is designed to support research with appropriate isolation, containment and surgical facilities, including BSL-2. A 250-seat amphitheater and 90-seat lecture hall accommodate academic and public programs.

SmithGroupJJR provided programming, lab and vivarium planning, fit-out and civil engineering services in conjunction with core and shell and interior architect, Solomon Cordwell and Buenz. The project is LEED Gold certified.