HOK ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER + R E S E A R C H FA C I L I T I E S
“ We interviewed many experienced ﬁrms for the IRC (now WIMR) project. In the end, we selected HOK because we were not only impressed with the ﬁrm’s breadth of experience, but also with the team’s personal approach to project delivery. We have not been disappointed.” - Mr. Mark Wells Assistant Dean of Facilities University of Wisconsin - Madison
ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER + R E S E A R C H FA C I L I T I E S A S A M P L E O F O U R P R O J E C T S C U R R E N T LY I N D E S I G N O R R E C E N T LY C O M P L E T E D
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A collection of our project experience to inspire you.
HOK is a global provider of planning, design and delivery solutions for the built environment.
Since the firmâ€™s founding in 1955, HOK has developed into one of the worldâ€™s largest, most diverse and respected design practices. The firm employs more than 1,600 professionals linked across a global network of 24 offices on three continents. hok .com
HOK SCIENCE + TECHNOLOGY
In response to the growing need to fully service the unique organizational and scientific challenges facing our clients in science and technology organizations, the HOK Science + Technology group was born.
This group of expert professionals brings innovative facility design to our most complex projects around the world.
LEED PLATINUM Certification
S U S TA I N A B L E D E S I G N
HOK has become one of the worldâ€™s preeminent sustainable design experts and many of our projects have received LEED Certification.
We have made the commitment to design facilities from the whole building perspective.
The new model of health sciences is changing from a focus on treatment of
models to fruition for academic
disease to a focus on health.
The increasing convergence
Present day function and future
of knowledge and capability at
ďŹ‚exibility that allow for growth and
the most fundamental level of
renewal are the tip of the iceberg.
biological sciences and systems
Evolving trends in medicine and
requires moving away from
treatment, including translational
reparative medicine and nursing
medicine, genomic medicine and
to a new model of predictive and
research, proteomics, and evolving
proactive public health.
patient-centered care models are shaping todayâ€™s academic medical
An interdisciplinary model for
education, research, and the practice of medicine is at the
Environments for academic
forefront of design for health
medical research and education
must be ready to accommodate tomorrowâ€™s innovation. HOK
HOK develops innovative design
designs buildings that maximize
solutions which create aligned
opportunities for researchers and
vision and bring translational
physicians to share knowledge.
Ongoing convergence of previously separate and diverse scientific disciplines means academic research
is performed all have signiﬁcant
facilities must not only provide
impact on the design and delivery
best-in-class scientiﬁc space and
of academic research facilities.
equipment; but they must also foster collaboration amongst
The drive toward interdisciplinary
interdisciplinary teams covering
research has blurred the
boundaries of “traditional” disciplines , making ﬂexibility a
Today’s academic research
necessity rather than a luxury. The
environments must accommodate
research environment must be as
ﬂexible as possible; where changes are easy, quick and inexpensive.
Increased competition for
This means that most changes
NIH funding, the move toward
should be able to be done by the
alternative funding strategies
research team themselves.
which often utilize Public-Private Partnerships, and the fundamental
To this end, we can think of
changes in how scientiﬁc research
creating a “lab loft” environment
AC A D E M I C R E S E A R C H FAC I L I T I E S
where little or nothing is ﬁxed.
dynamic to help us create an
In the “lab loft” environment,
environment where researchers
everything is moveable. Utilities
can collaborate formally and
are largely overhead with quick
informally. This includes creating
disconnects and “plug and play
spaces at a variety of scales
and types, so that groups and individuals can seek each other out
Interlaced with this phenomenon
without barriers; helping to foster
is the growing interdependency
a “Science Community” where the
interdependency of collaboration
theoretical and experimental
becomes an asset. Creating space
approaches, so access to core
for interaction is a hallmark of our
facilities becomes critical.
Creating a true interdisciplinary
Our over-arching goal is to provide
research environment requires an
the ﬂexibility, safety and utility
understanding of social as well as
required to make the most of
technological demands. We pay
every dollar available for academic
careful attention in design and
planning to the underlying social
HOK is proud to have p academic facilities at m Universities on the Aca Universities (ARWU), in California, Berkeley, th Technology, Columbia of Chicago.
programmed and designed more than 25 of the top 100 ademic Ranking of World ncluding the University of he California Institute of University and the University
469,000 sq. ft. COMPLETION
UNIVERSIT Y OF WISCONSIN, WISCONSIN INSTITUTES FOR MEDICAL RESE ARCH
The new Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research (WIMR) is the centerpiece of the Medical School’s efforts at creating the world’s preeminent cancer research institute. The seven-story East Tower is the first of WIMR’s three planned interdisciplinary research towers to house researchers in highly interactive spaces designed to cultivate collaboration.
UW researchers from a wide range of backgrounds occupy the WIMR, working together to study the underlying mechanisms of cancer, identifying potential treatments and cures then rapidly translating their discoveries into promising new therapies for patients at the adjacent clinic/hospital. Adjacent to UW Hospitals and Clinics, WIMR scientists can easily interact with clinicians and are within sight of the patients whose lives they hope to improve. The East Tower, eliminates laboratory walls, places office areas close to labs, allows rapid sharing of complex equipment and facilities and includes interaction space on every floor. Alternate floors are also joined by twostory atriums to further enhance communication and collaboration. The Advanced Imaging and Radiation center, with walls and
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ceilings more than eight feet thick, is designed to be vibrationfree. Equipment includes every imaging modality for human and animal research at the molecular level as well as a 30-ton cyclotron for production of short-lived imaging agents and computerized chemical synthesis. Complete facilities are provided for the development of state-of-theart, three-dimensional radiation oncology application development. The first floor and basement also house one of the nationâ€™s largest rodent and primate vivaria. Lab floors are organized to support the multi-disciplinary approach to research, so that all parties involved in a specific research area are located on the same floor. Teams that require additional space can overflow onto another floor via the twostory atria without losing the ability to interact. hok .com
U N I V E R S I T Y AT B U F F A L O , S C H O O L O F MEDICINE AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Buffalo, New York
Located at the center of the regionâ€™s emerging bio-sciences corridor, this new medical school development will anchor a mixed-use district on campus and bring 1,200 students, faculty and staff downtown.
The new center will create connections that allow students, faculty, biomedical researchers and clinicians to move easily from classroom to bedside to lab. hok .com
194,263 sq. ft. COMPLETION
T H E C O M M O N W E A LT H M E D I C A L C O L L E G E
HOK worked with The Commonwealth Medical College to create their vision of a freestanding medical school with no university affiliation. Within this independent structure, TCMC is able to partner with health science programs throughout the region, offering students a variety of educational experiences; preparing them to become community physicians practiced in evidence-based medicine. hok .com
The west research wing and east educational wing surrounds a shared courtyard. The linkage between the two buildings acts as the central hub where students can gather and socialize at the grand porch, courtyard and cafĂŠ. To the east, public ground floor spaces include additional student common areas, a bookstore and lobby for the 250 seat auditorium. The Research space is 63,929 square feet and can support 16 Principal Investigators (PIs) for wet research and 4 PIs for bioinformatics. In 35 laboratories, researchers can focus on diseases that are relevant to the area, including issues with aging as well as cancers of the colon, breast and lung. The state of the art flexible labs, stairways and common areas offer ample daylight and promote interaction and collaboration. A 5,000 sq.
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ft. vivarium and cagewash, as well as imaging facilities, support biomedical research for students and faculty. The ground floor of the north structure contains a simulation facility with 12 mock exam rooms for standardized patients (actors portraying patients) and several suites for simulated surgical procedures using high-fidelity robotics, as well as breakout rooms and small group work areas. The gross anatomy lab is also included in this area. All simulation spaces offer high definition video for real time viewing by professors or other students. The new buildings incorporate principals of sustainable development and should garner the facility LEED Certification.
860,000 sq. ft. COMPLETION
U N I V E R S I T Y O F A L B E R TA T H E E D M O N T O N C L I N I C H E A LT H A C A D E M Y
Founded on the concept of a unique health research, education and clinical care model to achieve the pressing need for health and wellness services that transcend traditional practices, the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy creates an interdisciplinary environment for dynamic, integrated health education and research.
Located in the midst of a major regional academic centre and created through the partnership of the University of Alberta and the Capital Health Region, this new facility aims to serve as the catalyst for collaboration between all of the health sciences faculties and health regions in Northern Alberta. Providing research and instructional facilities for all health sciences faculties, including Medicine and Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, Health Sciences, Agriculture/Forestry and Home Economics, the new facilities support an interprofessional approach to learning; pooling resources and eliminating existing departmental boundaries. Simulated environments provide opportunities for practice
U N I V E R S I T Y O F A L B E R TA
and development of clinical competence using standardized patients, task trainers, computerbased software programs, e-learning tools, gaming, high fidelity full-body mannequins, and virtual reality or immersive
â€œ This clinic will provide the setting and technology to prepare students for a seamless transition into health professions uniquely distinguished by a new way of providing treatment, diagnosis and learning.â€? Brian Heidecker, University Board of Governors Chair
environments. A Rehab Robotics lab helps students explore how mechanical devices, virtual reality and advanced robotic systems can give them a better understanding of a patientâ€™s needs, and potentially modify their rehabilitation. The robotics team includes health care specialists, computer scientists, industrial designers and mechanical and electrical engineers. This project is targeting LEED Silver Certification.
820,000 sq. ft. COMPLETION
4 LEED GOLD CERTIFIED
CEDA RS-SIN AI M EDICA LCEN T ER A D VA N C E D H E A LT H S C I E N C E S P AV I L I O N
Los Angeles, California
Cedars-Sinai is dedicated to providing the best possible care for its patients.
HOK guided project planners at Cedars to realize the path to profound change in their organization would come through a translational facility that would combine patient care, clinical offices, research, physician education and training.
Utilizing an incredibly flexible model, the facility was planned and designed to provide outpatient procedure services in Cardiac Care and Neuroscience. Attracting and retaining the â€œtriple-threatâ€? physicians (educator/researcher/physician) is a primary mission of Cedars-Sinai. The facility provides for procedure suites, clinic/office space, and research facilities, as well as a training center with a simulation center and debrief rooms. Every doctor assigned to this facility is an active researcher
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and practicing physician; able to directly apply their research into highly personalized patient care. A connected link to the main hospital facility allows for inpatients to benefit from procedures in the state-of-theart procedure suites, then be transferred back to their rooms in the hospital. The building also houses a fully functioning pharmacy, Imaging center (including MRI and CT), and a centralized conferencing facility to allow for maximum interaction of physicians.
“ The program was very ﬂuid. HOK gave us a platform that allowed us to evolve, and infrastructure that we can adapt in the near term and over the life of the building.” Robert Cull Executive Project Director, Cedars-Sinai Health System
252,000 sq. ft. COMPLETION
Phase I & II: 2004 Phase III & IV: 2006
F L O R I D A S TAT E U N I V E R S I T Y COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
This 21st Century learning facility includes high-tech information access systems that allow students to access the internet through a wireless network. High tech video conference systems enable distance learning and allow students located in the regional campuses of FSU to actively participate in lectures.
The mission of the College of Medicine is to broadly train the generalist physicians of tomorrow, giving them the appropriate training to practice medicine in an age of genetic intervention, the application of stem cell technology, massive choices of pharmacological applications and the use of a broad array of new diagnostic and therapeutic technologies. The basic sciences building serves as a gateway to Florida State University. This biomedical complex consists of biomedical research labs, imaging research for molecular biology,
F L O R I D A S TAT E U N I V E R S I T Y C O L L E G E O F M E D I C I N E
biochemistry, tissue culture labs, computational labs, as well as an animal research facility (vivarium). It is also home to classrooms, teaching clinics, offices, an auditorium, student and building
“ The move to our new buildings had been much anticipated...Now that we’re here, we can see that this facility it is every bit as beautiful and suited to our needs as we had dreamed it would be.” J. Ocie Harris, M.D, (Retired) Dean Florida State University College of Medicine
support spaces. The clinical learning center, the medical school’s simulated clinic, occupies the lower level of the education and administration building. The vivarium includes: animal holding rooms, procedure rooms, food / bedding storage, technician office and break room, toilet, shower and locker room.
100,000 sq. ft.
UNIVERSIT Y OF FLORIDA A C A D E M I C A N D R E S E A R C H C E N T E R AT LAKE NONA
2012 4 L E E D P L AT I N U M C E R T I F I E D
This academic and research facility makes UF the newest collaborative partner in this Lake Nona â€œMedical City.â€? The UF College of Pharmacy relocated to this contemporary and technology-rich learning environment, and the facility houses its newly established pharmacometrics and systems pharmacology initiative within the interdisciplinary Institute of Therapeutic Innovation. h o.com k .co m hok
Sited on approximately five acres â€œAll of the HOK team have been extremely responsive to the needs of the faculty and the Lake Nona development. We have been impressed with their BIM capabilities, their team approach with the Construction Manager and the willingness to meet the goals of UF for a minimum Gold LEED building.â€? Carol J. Walker, Assistant Vice President UF Facilities Planning & Construction
directly adjacent to the Sanford Burnham Institute, the new center takes a dramatic form to represent the innovative, collaborative and life changing activities housed inside. The research areas include two floors of open laboratories consisting of large, ballroom plan island bench areas with mobile sinks and casework, supported by fume hood and BSC alcoves and other support functions at either side, and are located to maximize the views of the wooded preserve to the south. A glass wall along the inboard side of the research laboratories provides a visual connection to the office zone for faculty and graduate students. One floor is devoted specifically to research conducted in enhanced BSL-3 and ABSL-3 environments.
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The facility also includes a small rodent vivarium. The first floor of the building accommodates a state of the art conference center, consisting of a large, media-rich auditorium, break out conference rooms, and a large media-equipped lobby capable of accommodating social, academic and student events. Amenities are centrally located to support and connect the laboratories and offices. The remainder of the first floor is clinical research space operated by the Institute on Aging, an interdisciplinary group involved in the areas of research, education and health care across all UF Colleges and Departments. Passive and active design strategies through the building led to LEED Platinum Certification.
198,000 sq. ft. COMPLETION
4 L E E D S I LV E R C E R T I F I E D
UNIVERSIT Y OF CENTR AL FLORIDA SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE
Providing the best research environment and supporting the medical education mission have been important goals for the UCF College of Medicine.
HOKâ€™s design for the Burnett School of Biomedical Science creates the cornerstone facility of the research quadrant.
It is clear to a visitor to the UCF campus at Lake Nona entering on Campus Drive that the new Burnett Biomedical Science Building is the cornerstone project of the research quadrant. As the initial building to be constructed at Lake Nona campus, the facility will compliment the future buildings that will provide medical education and research activities as envisioned in the campus masterplan. The new research center includes four levels of labs and investigator offices, specialty core support labs, a transgenic animal facility (vivarium), faculty offices and administrative suite.
â€œ(HOK are) the ďŹ rst architects I have worked with that listened to our issues, and responded with contemporary and cost effective solutions.â€? Robert N. Gennaro, PhD Burnett College of Biomedical Sciences
UNIVERSIT Y OF CENTR AL FLORIDA
Core lab areas include space for two Electron Microscopes, two Confocal Microscopes and associated image processing; large x-ray crystallography suite; multiple rooms for light and fluorescence microscopy, as well as conventional dark rooms. Containment space is an enhanced BSL-3, with HEPA filtration of all exhaust air, and shower-out ability. UCF is anticipating LEED Certification on this project. HOK worked with UCF to include sustainable features such as Forest Stewardship Council Certified lab casework and wood materials; as well as energy recovery on general lab exhaust.
135,000 sq. ft. COMPLETION
UNIVERSIT Y OF GEORGIA , COVERDELL CENTER FOR BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
The Coverdell Center serves as an intellectual incubator for researchers and students in the main areas associated with the Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute. Collaboration, functionality and character were key drivers in the design. As the hub for various research programs, the facility was organized to stimulate interaction and the transfer of knowledge between researchers, students and visiting scientists. hok .com
325,000 sq. ft. COMPLETION
2001 4 L E E D -2 .0 S I LV E R C E R T I F I E D
EMORY UNIVERSIT Y W H I T E H E A D B I O M E D I C A L R ES E A R C H B U I L D I N G
This eight-story interdisciplinary biomedical research facility for genetics, cell biology, physiology and neuroscience research includes special facilities such as animal housing, tissue culture, and environmental health and safety support facilities. It supports BSL-2 and BSL-3 research activities.
330,000 sq. ft. COMPLETION
U N I V E R S I T Y O F M A R Y L A N D , B A LT I M O R E H E A LT H S C I E N C E S F A C I L I T Y 3
This new facility for the University’s Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy Schools is the third phase of the Health Science Facility at UMB, and is expected to help advance UMB’s position as academic research leaders, and to recruit the best faculty, students and staff. The building is sited among the three schools’ existing facilities to maximize interactions and the sharing of resources. hok .com
538,000 sq. ft. COMPLETION
FONDA ZIONE RI.MED BIOMEDICAL RESE ARCH AND BIOTECHNOLOGY CENTER
This new Biomedical Research and Biotechnology Center is designed to be a new center for translational research pairing scientific researchers with practicing clinicians on a common campus. The master plan is comprised of a large research complex, a future 300-bed hospital and common shared elements such as an auditorium, employee cafĂŠ, administration complex and gardens. hok .com
167,000 sq. ft. COMPLETION
2011 4 LEED GOLD CERTIFIED
U N I V E R S I T Y O F C O L O R A D O AT D E N V E R PHARMACEUTICAL RESE ARCH CENTER
As Coloradoâ€™s only pharmacy school, the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Building on the Anschutz Medical Campus houses the research and office functions for the School. It is attracting new researchers and donors to one of the top-ranked pharmacy programs in the country.
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A portfolio of HOK Science + Technology group's experience with facilites to support Biomedical Research.
Published on May 2, 2012
A portfolio of HOK Science + Technology group's experience with facilites to support Biomedical Research.