Washington University School of Medicine Genome Institute (Genome Sequencing Center) Phases 2A, 2B, 3, 4A and 4B
St. Louis, Missouri
Washington University School of Medicine
60,000 square feet
The Genome Institute renovated existing office space on the 3rd and 4th floors to new biomedical and DNA research laboratories and support equipment and office space for various field dedicated research groups. The phased project included specialized DNA mapping laboratories and sequencing equipment rooms; center administration offices, conference rooms and medical media library; research offices; computation spaces; dedicated sterilizer/glassware washing; cold and freezer rooms; robotics; and breakroom spaces providing the Genome Institute with space for the most comprehensive DNA research in the country. The existing building was designed for corporate offices and required upgraded mechanical/electrical systems along with localized structural modifications to accommodate the specialized laboratory support services. With this renovation in place, the University’s scientists pioneered the sequencing of cancer patients’ genomes and are engaged in ambitious research to decode the genomes of hundreds of microbes that inhabit the human body.