The Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center will provide critical space for scientists researching cancer, heart disease, neurodegenerative disorders, diabetes, and other critical areas of study. After an extensive international search and competition, Northwestern University selected the Chicago architectural firm of Perkins+Will to design the center.
The Perkins+Will design features a curved glass exterior with flexible floor plans for laboratories. The tower profile references and updates the soaring traditional Gothic buildings on Northwestern’s Chicago campus, presenting a striking profile on the city’s skyline and leading the way for future campus development.
The design concept aligns with a vision of the Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center as a strong connector at the core of a world-class academic medical district and research campus composed of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern Medicine, and the Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute, the research arm of the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.