Emory University Health Sciences Research Building

Atlanta, Georgia

Emory University

Project Size:
200,000 sq ft


LEED® Silver certified

ENR Southeast Best Projects Award

The Emory University Health Sciences Research Building is a four-story building consisting of two functional components: a wet laboratory building and a tower containing an auditorium, café, and dry research space that also serves as the point of connection for the dry research and circulation bridge that extends across Haygood Drive, connecting the new research facility to the Emory Children’s Center. The 180 ft long, 35 ft wide, two-story, 200-ton bridge was erected on the ground and raised into place in one lift to minimize disruption to Haygood Drive.

The building houses wet research laboratories, including 90 molecular biology modules (60 pediatrics, 20 cancer, 8 drug discovery, 2 additional), a drug discovery module, and a nuclear magnetic resonance laboratory. The dry research area includes dry laboratories, conferencing space, collaboration spaces, and support spaces. Also included are a Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) laboratory suite and a 10,500 sq ft vivarium.