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St Jude IRC

  • St Jude IRC

The research unit at St. Jude Children's Hospital is the world's largest and technically most advanced institution in the field of child illnesses, focusing on children's cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The 17-story Integrated Research Center (IRC) contains 328,000 sq. ft. of laboratory, mechanical and office space and is connected with the hospital's existing Danny Thomas Research Tower. Building functions are skillfully and efficiently partitioned, with public functions on the first floors and separate from three floors of secured research laboratories. The laboratory is organized by degrees of containment (BSL 2, 3, 3+) and contains modular BSI and ABSI -2, -3 and -3E lab and vivarium suites. The building was designed and constructed to provide the infrastructure for world-class multidisciplinary laboratory research. The Hartwell Center for Bioinformatics offers extensive, state-of-the-art biotechnology and bioinformatics support and uses an interstitial structural system resulting in optimized flexibility, reduced building height, and considerably reduced the construction time. Interstitial levels are walkable floors -- allowing maintenance of building systems without entering occupied research areas. The project was produced fast-track.