The project integrates with Streeterville’s vibrant urban setting and creates space for synergy and collaboration, builds a seamless physical connection to Northwestern’s existing facilities.
In its sculptural design, it reinforces Chicago’s progressive modern-architecture heritage and advances sustainable practices with green technology and design features that support environmental and personal health.
Perkins+Will developed the building form and exterior in response to various internal and external drivers, including the creation of laboratory neighborhoods, access to daylight and views, connection to existing buildings and an acknowledgement of Superior Street as the main corridor for the research campus.
In its flexible conferencing suites and break/lounge areas, as well as collaborative spaces in lab neighborhoods, our design creates a dynamic, collegial environment in which important scientific discoveries will take place. The new Biomedical Research Building will anchor the University’s research facilities and be the hub of a world-class research and development enterprise.