HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Paul Propst Center for Precision Medicine
102,500 sq ft
ABC North Alabama First Place Award
The Paul Propst Center for Precision Medicine is a 102,500 sq ft Class A office building on the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology campus. The two-story facility is arranged in two distinct buildings flanking the centrally located entry, with the research portion located to the north and the office/educational portion to the south. The entry lobby connects the two functional building sections via ground and elevated walkways, fostering collaboration among the researchers, educators, administrators, and entrepreneurs who occupy the facility. Interior spaces include training rooms, research labs, open offices, private offices, a walk-in freezer, clean rooms, storage, an auditorium, education outreach, a library, breakrooms, restrooms, and other support spaces. Natural light is featured abundantly throughout the facility, with large aluminum storefront windows throughout the facility, both exterior and interior, and an entry lobby that boasts a glass exterior, which floods the area with natural light. The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is a nonprofit Institute that connects four endeavors into a single enterprise: genomic research, educational outreach, clinical genomics, and economic development. The Center for Precision Medicine focuses on the development and delivery of personalized care specific to the individual. Precision medicine uses genomic science—reading an individual’s DNA code—to identify the most beneficial and appropriate care.