DWAN LEVELS 2 AND 3 WET BENCH RENOVATION
University of Minnesota
Renovation of an existing building for research wet labs, offices, and support spaces
The University of Minnesota Medical School was in need of replacing their outdated, inefficient research labs and offices with more contemporary, open spaces. Co-locating multiple departments and divisions to the Dwan Variety Club Cardiovascular Research Center Building on the Minneapolis East Bank campus provides a centrally located space with opportunities for collaboration with the hospital and other Health Sciences research buildings due to the close proximity.
The renovation of Levels 2 and 3 will include a total of 30,000 SF of flexible, adaptable, and modern wet lab space for researchers in the Department of Surgery’s Division of Transplantation as well as the Medical School’s Division of Molecular Medicine and Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care, and Sleep.
By co-locating the researchers, users will have shared access to core facilities including procedure rooms, linear equipment rooms, and BSL-2 capabilities. Other improvements include providing users with direct adjacency between the open lab and most lab support rooms, easy to navigate circulation throughout the floor, and access to daylight in the open lab and offices.