SUNY Upstate Medical University

Syracuse, NY

17,500 square feet

Planning, Research

The project began with a facility assessment of the existing space, in a laboratory tower constructed in the 1970s.

Programmatically, the direction called for generic, open-lab space with the capability to respond to a spectrum of biomedical research needs, and to be capable of subdivision into three smaller units if required.


The building, which was constructed for a flexible research laboratory environment, lends itself to the needs of the program, and adapts easily to systems intervention. The architectural strategy involves creation of a support zone between the corridor and the main labs, in which controlled environments can be located for tissue culture, microscopy, data entry and analysis, offices and lounges.


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