May
2012

CCHMC to Add New Research Building on Main Campus

The Board of Trustees of Cincinnati Children's gave their approval to build a 15-story facility on the Burnet campus. This new 425,000 square foot Clinical Sciences Building, also known as Location T, will be directly connected to Location S, the research tower that opened in 2007. The new research tower will provide more space for clinical and translational research, a research- focused outpatient clinic and office space for faculty and staff.

GBBN is excited to continue working with Cincinnati Children's on the next phase of the research expansion. Having designed Location S, the team understands that expanding the research space is essential to supporting the world-class faculty and investigators. This new space will enable Children's to continue to attract and retain the world's leading researchers, innovators, and clinicians. The Design Team, including staff from GBBN, Messer, THP, and Fosdick & Hilmer will be located on campus and will be utilizing an Integrated Project Delivery Process to leverage the experience, talent, and input of all team members in order to maximize efficiency throughout the project.

The typical laboratory floor is designed around a concept of transparency,  enabling views throughout the building as well as drawing natural light deep within the building.  The other notion of transparency is the opportunity for visual connectivity from office to lab and vice versa.

Design features include collaborative spaces that are selectively placed to draw researchers out from their labs. The main collaborative space, termed the "Beehive", links the Location T and S Towers.  Another design feature is a rooftop respite garden/ plaza that links to a cafe that could be used for events and functions. This amenity would be a unique feature on the campus, taking advantage of incredible views from 14 stories up.

Construction is scheduled to begin in June and be complete in the summer of 2015.

The story was featured in the CIncinnati Business Courier HERE.