The Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center will be a 600,000-square-foot, 14-story building connected floor-by-floor to the Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center between East Superior Street and East Huron Street. In its first phase it will house nine laboratory floors dedicated to biomedical research.
The center will be a significant expansion of Northwestern’s research enterprise and allow scientists and clinicians to collaborate in an optimal environment. Phase one of the project has a completion goal of late 2018. The new building will include four floors for the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute, affiliated with the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.
The space will have an eventual build-out capacity of approximately 1.2 million square feet. Construction will take place over two to three phases with the building ultimately standing more than 30 stories. The building is being designed to achieve a minimum Silver Rating from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program of the U.S. Green Building Council.