The building, which is home to The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases (IMM), houses wet and dry laboratories, offices, conference areas, a 200-seat auditorium, a vivarium, and support spaces. The different elements of the facility are articulated in distinct architectural segments that provide highly flexible spaces for labs and offices without compromising one another. The separation permits the building design to maximize features of each mass that are appropriate to its function, greatly enhancing economy and sustainability. Laboratory planning is modular and very open, with each lab module sized to accommodate three to four researchers supported by a series of alcoves for separation of functions like tissue culture and fume hoods.
Credits :Stantec, in association with BNIM Architects, Jayesh Hariyani while Director at Burt Hill