University of Minnesota- Microbiology Research Facility

Location: Minneapolis, Mn

Architect: BWBR

Completed: Scheduled 2015

The final building of the University of Minnesota’s $292 million Biomedical Discovery District has been officially launched with the approval of a bond issue for the 80,000-square-foot $63 million Microbiology Research Facility.   The new facility, designed by BWBR Architects and with M.A. Mortenson as construction manager, will include labs, offices, collaborative “hotel” work areas and support spaces for the study of infectious diseases and the ­development of new drugs and vaccines.  It will house the university’s Department of Microbiology as well as faculty from many other disciplines, colleges and schools within its Academic Health Center.

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