The Clinical and Translational Research Building (CTRB) is situated on a 2.57 acre site along Mowry Road and Gale Lemerand Drive in the city of Gainesville, Falorida, USA. The overall master plan for the project has been planned as two wings with a connecting hub on the east side. This central organizing element contains a two story glass-walled atrium-lobby with an open-air communicating stair, two multi-purpose rooms, and building service areas. This central building hub is placed north-south to connect the Institute on Aging in Phase One-South Wing (39,500gsf) with a Phase Two-North Wing (75,500gsf) that is integral within this complex that will accommodate expansion of the UF-Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) as well as support the multi- and interdisciplinary research of the colleges, health-related research centers and institutes at the University of Florida.
Drop-off zones are planned for both sides of the building lobby to serve Phase One and Two. The design establishes a direction for all clinical research spaces to be located on the ground floor for easy access for the study participants. Administrative, office, and support spaces for staff and researchers are accommodated on the second and third, fourth and fifth floors. The design establishes outdoor gathering places that are extensions of those within the interior space.
The CTRB project has established a series of environmental goals which are comprised of diverse strategies addressing the site and its context, the energy performance and the sources of energy, our relationship with water, the environmental credentials of construction materials, health, the scale of the place, its openness to the community and the world, the educational value of some of the strategies and finally, elements of beauty in the project.Location: Gainesville, Florida, USA
Architects: Perkins + Will
Project: Clinical and Translational Research Building
Client: University of Florida
Area: 2.57 acre