The first project for a newly-merged public and private healthcare institution, the Neuroscience Center brings research, teaching, and patient care together under one roof. A large auditorium space, teaming niches on clinical floors, large collaboration areas, and direct connections to other buildings on campus foster collaboration in the ambulatory care center. Designed to maximize adaptability to rapidly evolving technologies and research initiatives, the building employs a flexible, modular layout and infrastructure that allows clinics to expand or contract while minimizing future environmental impacts and costs of renovation.
Located immediately adjacent to an expressway, the site maximizes the building’s visibility from roadways and creates a visual identity of openness and connectivity. Utilizing scale and memory, the Center builds an architectural language that translates the graphic conventions of neuroscience into a built form that knits together like the two sides of the brain – the emotive and the rational. Interiors incorporate geometry, color, and imagery from neuroscience research and provide ample daylight, a sophisticated wayfinding scheme, and familiar materials and visual cues to respond to the needs of patients with neurological disorders.